Health and safetyHealth and safety policyWhat to include.ConceptHealth and safety policies and programmes are concerned with protecting employees – andother people affected by what the company producesand does – against the hazards arising from their employment or their links with the company.Safety programmesdeal with the prevention of accidents and with minimizing the resulting lossand damage to people and property. They relate more to systems of work than the workingenvironment, but both health and safety programmes are concerned with protection againsthazards, and their aims and methods are clearly interlinked.Occupational health programmesdeal with the prevention of ill-health arising from workingconditions.They consist of two elements:1)occupational medicine, which is a specialized branch of preventive medicine concerned withthe identification, diagnosis and prevention of health hazards at work and dealing with any ill-
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