Occupational safety and health also referred to as occupational health and safety or workplace health and safety is an area concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. Occupational safety and health is important for moral, legal, and financial reasons. Employers have a common law duty to regulate workplace safety issues like taking care for employees safety, and introducing specific duties and create government bodies with powers. Good Occupational Safety and Health practices can also reduce employee injury and illness related costs, including medical care, sick leave and disability benefit costs.
Last date updated on June, 2014