In the past occupational health policy was frequently driven solely by compliance with legislation. In the new approach to workplace health management, policy development is driven by both legislative requirements and by health targets set on a voluntary basis by the working community within each industry. In order to be effective.
The occupational health services provided by employers address the health promotion, health protection, and health care needs of the working population. They have been identified as an important component of the public health system. OH, services can make a significant contribution to essential governmental initiatives, such as; increasing health equality, improving social cohesion, and by reducing sickness absence. They help to reduce the overall burden of diseases worldwide.