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The Necessity of Occupational Health Regulations and Compliance in the Workplace

Occupational health and safety regulations are in place to protect people – be they employers, employees or visitors. The well-being and safety of people is the top priority in any industry, as it should be. However, to make sure that all employees are safe from harm during the course of executing their work duties, laws have been put in place that cover the environments that employees work in, along with the equipment and tools they use.

The three main reasons for occupational health and safety regulations in the workplace are to:

• Provide safe, suitably fit-for-use and properly maintained machinery and equipment.
• Legislate for our personal safety and those of others.
• Build a hazard-free and safe working environment for all employees.

Whether you are an employer or an employee, we are all tasked under occupational health regulations to make sure that these three aspects are adequately and properly carried out. Employers are tasked with providing their employees with adequate training in performing tasks safely and ensuring that they are able to understand the training that they have been given and apply it accordingly.

It is also the employer’s responsibility to ensure that all equipment and machinery is properly maintained and serviced. Employees have the responsibility to make sure that they receive proper health and safety training and all the information that they will need to work safely and cause no harm to others or themselves, or damage equipment or property.

Effective and Quality Occupational Health and Hygiene Services from IOH Solutions

IOH Solutions is an expert in occupational health, hygiene and environmental health services. Since our inception in 2003, we have been hard at work providing excellent services to various service delivery companies.

Our team consists of quality occupational health professionals who are all registered at the Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH). We also have a Certified Occupational Hygienist who acts as our Approved Inspection Authority (AIA). IOH Solutions furthermore has a qualified attorney on staff who is responsible for all the legal compliance audits.

Other experts working hard to provide you with the quality services you have come to expect from IOH Solutions include a Qualified Environmental External Lead Auditor and a Qualified Occupational Health Nurse. We are always committed to providing our clients with only the very best services and solutions available today.

As a leader in the occupational health sector, our consultants regularly work with some of Africa’s largest companies. Our extensive national network of agents, correspondents and associates, allow us to provide our expert services to our valued clients at extremely competitive rates. We have always been focused on providing only the very best and most innovative, cost-effective solutions that comply with international standards.

If you would like to learn more about IOH Solutions’ occupational health and safety services, or to learn more about our many other value-adding services, contact us today. Our team will provide you with all the information you will need to make an informed decision regarding your company’s requirements.