Managing health at work needn't be any more complicated
or costly than managing safety, yet when it comes to prioritising
risk, health usually takes second place.
There is much that we can - and should - do to prevent work
related ill health and its impact upon employees, their loved ones,
their workplace and, ultimately, wider society.
Across industry, chronic health conditions such as asthma, COPD and
silicosis are still too commonly caused by harmful workplace
Furthermore, up to 80% of new work-related conditions reported
in 2014/15 were attributable to musculosleletal disorders (MSDs),
stress, depression or anxiety.
It's time to focus on health at work.
Reducing the costs of workplace ill health
Often, and for valid reasons, it can be difficult to be sure that
you're managing risks to health as effectively as you manage safety
risks; yet both are equally important.
HSL can help you to reduce the human, financial and productivity
costs to your business caused by staff absences due to ill
Our Occupational Health experts will work with you onsite to
identify any health risks and show you how improvements can be made
to better protect your employees.
We'll look at your current Health and Safety policy, let you
know its strengths and weaknesses and point out any areas that need
attention. This will help you to manage health risks more
effectively and meet the requirements of health and safety
How your business benefits from managing health risks
With HSL's help to assess and manage your workplace health risks
you'll benefit from:
- knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your health risk
- fewer instances of unplanned downtime
- sustained business performance and productivity
- lower rates of illness-related staff absence
- a reduced likelihood of compensation claims for work related
- assurance of good health management across your organisation,
even if multi-site or international
- the enhanced reputation of a business that takes employee
Taking a proactive, balanced approach to the management
of health and safety at work, in which each is given equal
priority, is the only way to ensure that all workers are protected
from both preventable injuries and illnesses.
To get started, why not let our experts spend a day with your
business, giving you clear insight into your health risk
management performance and where to go next.
For more information and help with assessing and managing health
issues in your workplace, please contact: