A healthy and safe work environment not only is desirable from the perspective of workers, but also contributes considerably to labour productivity and, as a consequence, promotes economic growth. OSH increases the competitiveness and productivity of enterprises by reducing costs resulting from occupational accidents, incidents and diseases and by enhancing worker motivation. Moreover, a decrease in accidents and illness relieves pressure on public and private social protection and insurance systems. Risks to health and safety at the workplace abound worldwide. These injuries and deaths not only cause human suffering for workers and their families but also result in economic costs to individuals, businesses, government and society.
Al Salama School of Safety Studies