POLICY RELATED TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN NEPAL

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A Term paper submitted to fulfill the partial requirement of BPH Sixth Semester.



The International Labor Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have shared a common definition of occupational health. This definition was adopted by the Joint ILO/WHO Committee on Occupational Health at its first session in 1950 and revised at its twelfth session in 1995. The definition reads: “Occupational health should aim at: the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all occupations; the prevention amongst workers of departures from health caused by their working conditions; the protection of workers in their employment from risks resulting from factors adverse to health; the placing and maintenance of the worker in an occupational environment adapted to his physiological and psychological capabilities; and, to summarize, the adaptation of work to man and of each man to his job.

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