Occupational health and welfare: an overview

Introduction

Managing occupational health and welfare issues in your workplace means taking steps to promote the well-being of, and to prevent illness and injury to, yourself and your employees.

This can range from reducing stress and drawing up a drugs and alcohol policy to stamping out bullying and harassment.

All businesses are likely to face a range of occupational health and welfare issues. This guide sets out the importance of tackling them and explains how to implement systems that can help you do so.

It also details the types of occupational health risk faced in many workplaces and the specific risks found in particular industries.

Developed with:

Health and Safety Executive