Occupational health identification(OHID) is a study in concern with protecting the health of people engaged in a work / employment in an organization. This study is to assess the existing level of occupational health in any industry and analyze the hazards involved. The results of study will suggest to control the level of risks and making the work environment suitable for human health.
Objective Occupational Health Identification (OHID)
The main objective of Occupational health is to prevent work-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths by identifying, assessing, and controlling the risks that workers face on the job. This includes implementing effective health and safety policies and programs, providing appropriate training and education, and ensuring that workers have access to necessary medical care.
Occupational health hazards are identified, assessed, and controlled through a variety of methods, including hazard identification, risk assessment, and control measures. Hazard identification involves identifying potential sources of harm in the workplace, such as equipment, materials, and work processes. To mitigate the occupational health hazards, implementation of various measures, including engineering controls, personal protective equipment (PPE), training and education, hazard communication, regular monitoring and testing, and implementing proper safety protocols and procedures are done.
Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) hazard identification is the process of identifying and assessing the risks associated with a particular task or job. It involves reviewing the tasks and identifying any potential hazards, including physical, chemical, biological, and psychological hazards. The hazard identification process typically involves a combination of observation, interviews, and analysis of workplace data.
Occupational Health Hazard Identification (OHID) is a systematic process for identifying, evaluating, and controlling workplace hazards. It involves identifying potential hazards, assessing the risks associated with those hazards, and developing and implementing control measures to mitigate those risks.
Occupational Health & Safety Hazard Identification (OHID) is a comprehensive approach to identifying and assessing hazards in the workplace. It involves reviewing all aspects of the work environment, including equipment, materials, work processes, and the physical and psychological demands of the job. OHID also includes assessing the risks associated with the hazards, developing and implementing control measures, and monitoring the effectiveness of those measures over time.
- To identify the potential occupational hazards in the working environmental.
- To assess the risk level and identify the control measures.
- To identify the causes & consequences of occupational health hazards.
- To verify the compliance of international OHID standard in safety and operating procedures.
The methodology comprises of various steps for OHID study by conducting the workshop headed by chairman with appropriate guidewords. The occupational hazards will be identified based on the working time of the employees, assessing the number of accidents, nature of hazards, and discussion on health safety policy of an organization and risk analysis / assessment on severity.
Sample occupational hazards considered during study:
- Communication in the Hazardous workplace
- Maintenance of equipment
- Labelling on Hazardous chemical storage
- Training for workers to aware of the occupation hazards in their working premises
- Safety policies and operating procedures are to be intact with international standards.
To derive all the benefits of the hazard identification and assessment process, it shall be systematic and that look into all the activities and tasks of an organization. Assessment of the hazards assists in classifying hazards by risk level which helps to address high priority hazards promptly. Key features of occupational hazard identification and assessment is, considering all kind of hazards – biological, chemical, physical. Classification of hazards by it frequency, probability of occurrence and its severity of hazard.
In conclusion, Occupational health is an essential aspect of workplace safety and well-being. It involves identifying, assessing, and controlling the risks that workers face on the job, including physical, chemical, biological, and psychological hazards. By implementing effective occupational health policies and programs, employers can protect their workers from harm and create a safe and healthy workplace.