WHAT WE DO
Occupational health professionals provide medical surveillance in workplaces. This assists organizations in providing safe workplaces. Workplace safety reduces the risk of occupational accidents and diseases, as well as associated absenteeism.
By law, businesses must provide safe working conditions for employees. In South Africa, this is prescribed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act No.85 of 1993 and the Mines Health and Safety Act No. 29 of 1996. The Acts also mandate employees to take responsibility for their own health and safety, follow health and safety regulations, and properly use personal protective equipment. They must also make themselves available for occupational health medical examinations (medicals).
Although some large companies have their own occupational health services, the bulk of them outsource to third-party providers.
Occupational health professionals conduct occupational health risk assessments. This enables your organisation to classify occupational risks and understand how to mitigate them. They also provide routine monitoring of affected employees, as well as early identification and treatment of health problems, whether work-related, lifestyle-related, or chronic.
We provide services that are appropriate for your company’s occupational risk exposure profile. By outsourcing to Unathi Consulting, the company will be able to:
- build a safe workplace,
- comply with legislation and
- minimise loss of productivity from injuries and occupational diseases.