Management of Occupational Health in Steel Plant Environment...

Management of Occupational Health in Steel Plant Environment Occupational health is an activity which deals with the protection and promotion of the health of the employees by preventing and controlling occupational diseases and by eliminating occupational factors and conditions hazardous to the health of the employees at work. It deals with the development and promotion of healthy and safe work, work environments and work organizations. The objectives of occupational health are to enhance the physical, mental and social well-being of the employees and support for the development and maintenance of their working capacities. Management of occupational health aims at the following. To prevent, eliminate, control and treat the diseases/ disorders arising out of occupation To participate in the prevention of the physical, chemical, biological, mechanical, and psychological hazards at workplaces, closely working with the shop floor team To plan with evidence based data to place the employees on safe jobs, so as to achieve the benefits which are mutually beneficial both to the employees and the steel plant To promote positive health among employees through continuing health education Management of occupational health of the employees in steel plant is ‘the science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace, which may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort among the employees. It is essential in steel plant that an occupational health centre is established in or near a place of employment for (i) protecting the employees against any health hazard arising from work or conditions in which work is carried on, (ii) contributing towards the employees’ physical and mental adjustment, and (iii) contributing to establishment and maintenance of the highest possible degree of physical and mental well-being of...