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Occupational Health the Global Value and Evidence

Published by Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM), International SOS Foundation and KU Leuven University (2018), 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.

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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.