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Occupational Health the Global Value and Evidence

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM), the International SOS Foundation and KU Leuven University have partnered to produce “Occupational Health: the Global Value and Evidence”. This whitepaper discusses the value of Occupational Health (OH) from a global perspective and provides a synthesis of global evidence on the effectiveness of OH interventions and cost effectiveness. 

The paper demonstrates that Occupational Health services have a clear value: they improve the health of the working population; contribute to the prevention of work-related illnesses; prevent avoidable sickness absence through the provision of early interventions for those who develop a health condition; and increase the efficiency and productivity of organisations. They can also play a major part in protecting and revitalising the global economy.