Securing health together

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first_imgSecuring health togetherOn 1 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Iosh welcomes the document and endorses the intention ofclarifying and developing an approach to occupational and public health in theworkplace. July saw the joint publication by the Health and SafetyCommission (HSC) and the Department of Health – Securing Health Together. Thedocument contains recommendations on creating a long-term strategy foroccupational health in this country and on ways of making occupational healthsupport more easily accessible to people at work in small- and medium-sizedenterprises. Related posts:No related photos. The institution recognises that the use of headline targets,ie, a 20 per cent reduction in the incidence of the work-related ill-health by2010, will reinforce these stated objectives but hopes that the performancemeasurement criteria can be clarified to provide a more meaningful comparison. The report contains 30 recommendations, covering: deliveryof occupational health support through local partnerships; changing behaviourand promoting awareness of occupational health issues; more occupational healthtraining for medical professionals and a range of mechanisms to deliveroccupational health support and advice. Comments are closed. The institution believes that the UK has fallen behind therest of the European Union on occupational health matters by taking ashort-term approach. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Healthrepresents 25,000 safety and health professionals in industry, commerce and thepublic sector. Tel: 0116-257 3100; www.iosh.co.uk The Institution will be also be addressing the topic ofoccupational health at its 2001 conference in Bournemouth, 7-8 March 2001. Previous Article Next Article Meanwhile, Iosh will continue to seek appropriate partnersin the areas directly associated with this programme – ie, doctors, nurses,directors, managers and trade unions – in order to promote strategies for theimportant and long-term undertaking that is our “occupationalhealth”. Iosh endorses the view that an improvement in physical andmental health by better management of workplace health can lead to a reductionin the cost to the individual, business, Government and society, andultimately, a reduction in people dying from work-related illness. last_img read more