International SOS: White Paper on Occupational Health

The global burden of Occupational Health (OH) issues is considerable. Fatal and non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses worldwide equate to a cost of approximately €2680 billion, equivalent to 4% of the global GDP or the entire GDP of Great Britain (i).  Consequently, organisations, their workforce, and society have to bear a substantial cost.  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”. The paper demonstrates that focus on Occupational Health: 

  • improves the health of the working population; 
  • contributes to the prevention of work-related illnesses; 
  • prevents avoidable sickness absence through the provision of early interventions for those who develop a health condition; 
  • increases the efficiency and productivity of organisations. 

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 (i)  Global Estimates of Occupational Accidents and Work-related Illnesses 2017

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