What is occupational health?


Simply put, occupational health is health in the workplace. It’s a two-way relationship – the effect of work on health, and the effect of health on work.

The effect of work on health would be things like hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), asthma, eczema and dermatitis.

The effect of health on work includes things like diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and epilepsy.

Read more about occupational health in construction on the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) website or the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website.