What is the significance of safety and health in the workplace? What defines safety and health in the workplace? Many things occur on a daily basis that we do not know are happening that affect us negatively in some way, shape, or form. So many times there are airborne diseases that occur in the workplace that many people catch that could, in turn, affect them negatively. ”People who work in offices or a place that deals with clients, come in contact with airborne diseases that can harm them”.1 Airborne diseases such as the flu or the common cold are transmitted through coughing, sneezing, breathing, etc. These are the types of diseases that people do not realize they are catching until the symptoms occur. Many of the symptoms of the common cold include, but are not limited to, runny nose, scratchy throat, blurred vision, fever, head ache. The transmission of airborne diseases is a big factor in health in the workplace. Many things can be performed to prevent the transmission of these diseases. “Things, such as washing your hands, and covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough are some preventative measures to take2.” These types of issues help to cure the common cold, or help prevent the transmission of the common cold to other people. Things such as the flu can be prevented from getting a flu shot or mist help to prevent the flu from spreading. Simple measures can be taken to prevent life-threatening illnesses. There are many things that involve the safety in the workplace. Many things such as signs and rules and regulations help to prevent the potential dangers that may occur at work. When someone posts a sign that says “DO NOT CLIMB. COULD CAUSE LIFE THREATENING INJURIES,” you are not going to ignore the sign like it is nothing. You will listen to the sign and realize, “Oh I could really get hurt if I fall or disrespect this sign.” Many people do not realize that there are many things that can hurt you when you are at work. Chemicals that you may be working with could cause you to get burned or potentially damage your skin or your lungs. Other things such as wet places on the floor could cause you to get hurt. When you go to work for a company, you are given a contract that is full of rules and regulations that help to protect you and the other people around you so that there are no potential dangers that may occur. When someone works for a company and they disobey the rules and regulations that are set up for them, they are potentially putting the company at risk for dangers that may occur. Always take precautions to ensure that everyone around you is safe. If you are going to take advantage of the contract of a company, then the company is going to terminate your employment. If someone does not follow the safety precautions established then something has to be done to rectify that. Many people choose to do things that go against what the company has ordered for them to do. These people are the ones…
12 –Public Health
This is a report on the Public Health strategies in the UK which describes key aspects of Public Health Policy. The Summary of key aspects will include:
* Monitoring the Health status and identifying health needs of a population.
* Programmes to reduce risk and screen for disease.
* Control of communicable diseases.
* Promoting the health of the population.
* Planning and evaluating health and care provision.
Monitoring the health
1854. He wrote down the location of deaths that occurred Snow managed to show that those who died because of cholera were clustered around one main water pump in Broad Street.
Edwin Chadwick believed in using science to improve the social and public health in 1832 and was asked to serve a royal commission to investigate the effectiveness of the Poor Laws, a system which as placed in 1601 by social security. As he was investigating living in poor conditions, he became interested in sanitation amongst…
In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, public health personnel have to work together to respond appropriately to the emergency at hand. The Incident Command System (ICS) is a helpful tool in determining what role an individual should be assigned. “ICS provides a common language as well as the standardization necessary for communicating and cooperating with other agencies or with an EOC” (Disaster, 2006). The ICS attempts to fit a person into the role that plays to their strengths and…
such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, or obesity. It is a contributing factor to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical and other occupational errors (7). It is ironic that while listening to this topic on National Public Radio; a driver who may have fallen asleep hit my car last Friday. Modeling studies on accidents that may have caused by drowsy drivers help build the data for various organizations. My state of Texas is among the states that used the sleep module…
system and rendering it susceptible to the action of other causes, all smell is disease.”
1848- First National Public Health Act
1848 Public Health Act meant The Central Board of Health was set up. Medical officers were appointed by local boards as an attempt to improve the general health and safety. One of the ways they improved this was by providing sewers, as well as water supplies and drainage being…
we prevent brain cancer? What is the "vector" or animal that is transmitting the Hantavirus? Which populations are most at risk from a new flu virus? Epidemiologists work to answer these and thousands of other questions in an effort to reduce public health risks. Their work has the potential to save millions of lives. An Epidemiologist could... Analyze what types of diets are most effective at preventing heart disease, Analyze data to determine what factors influence the development of a disease…
Department of Health’s white paper, Choosing Health (2004) have been used to bring attention to the rising rates of teenage pregnancy. This assignment will continue to apply the related health policies available for teenagers who fall pregnant, while exploring the arrangement of a health promotion intervention and how it may be instituted using a theoretical approach and model to underpin the intervention.
Health promotion is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO, 2013) as being ‘The process…
Primary health care has now become the intersection at which personal and population health services meet. In recent years it has become vital that medical models of primary care that are focused on the individual are merged with public health models in the community that are organized around the needs of the population. It is becoming increasingly difficult to separate the two components. The concept of community-oriented primary care thus aims to organise health care delivery around a population…
UK Public Health Association
Public Mental Health
RCN Conference – February 17th 2012
Former Chief Executive, UKPHA
What was the UK Public Health Association ?
UKPHA - a unifying and powerful voice for
the public's health and well being in the UK,
focusing on the need to eliminate inequalities
in health, promote sustainable development
and combat anti-health forces.
UKPHA Special Interest Groups
Health & Housing
Alcohol & Violence
Public Health and Personal Health
Public Health and Personal Health
Health has many dimensions. Two of these dimensions are public health and personal health. Public health is defined by the Centers for Disease Control Foundation (2014) as “the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection and control of infectious diseases.” Public health is concentrated on providing…