Occupational health and safety is more than accident prevention – It is a discipline encompassing the social, mental and physical well being of every person involved as the stakeholders, namely the employer, workers, visitors, contractors, members of the public as well as the environment in general. Too often a time, companies fail to recognise the true value of well managed, healthy and hazard free working environment. Instead of embracing it as an asset and investment, companies weigh the value of OHS best practices with cost and time.
Accidents in the workplace, unhealthy and hazardous work surroundings are the top reasons for lack of attendance, high employee turnover rate, and dissatisfaction. As such, it is top priority for organizations especially those in high risk industries, to ensure not only compliance with the law, but also to achieve greater levels of occupational health and safety assurance.