Occupational health services
Occupational health services are public services with a preventive function concerning the maintenance of the physical and mental health of workers. This usually includes the study of work methods, conditions of work and factors in the working environment that may cause diseases or injuries.
Occupational health services should be organized to provide counselling to employers in the field of safety and hygiene measures in order to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses, and to ensure that the prescribed measures are applied. The protection of workers and the improvement of occupational safety and health are fundamental functions of labour administration.
→ see Labour administration and Labour inspection
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