Occupational health promotion and injury prevention strategies: the rehabilitation perspective

  • Laran Chetty

Abstract

Introduction:  Rehabilitation  professionals  have  demonstrated  their  commitment  to  the occupational  health speciality which has had a hugely positive impact on injured employees. By utilizing the expertise of specialist rehabilitation professionals, the promotion of occupational health and injury prevention strategies ensures the maintenance of good health in the workplace, legal compliance and supports both employers and employees when health problems occur.

Aim: The aim of this article was to report on the important role of rehabilitation in promoting occupational health and preventing injuries in the workplace.

Methods: A comprehensive but non-systematic search of the literature related to the topic was performed. The databases searched included: Google scholar, PubMed, PubMed Central, AMED (Ovid), BNI (Ovid), CINAHL (EBSCO), Embase (Ovid), HMIC: DH-Data and Kings Fund (Ovid), Medline (Ovid) and Psycinfo (Ovid). Information was only extracted from the database if they were peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.

Conclusion:  Expert  rehabilitation  is  essential  for  occupational  health  and  injury  
prevention  strategies  to  be successful.

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