Occupational Safety, Health & Environment Division
Occupational safety and health & Environment (OSHE), also commonly referred to as occupational health and safety (OHS), occupational health, or workplace health and safety (WHS), is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health, and welfare of people at work . These terms of course also refer to the goals of this field, so their use in the sense of this article was originally an abbreviation of occupational safety and health program/department etc.
Therefore, the goals of occupational safety and health programs include to foster a safe and healthy work environment. OSH may also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, and many others who might be affected by the workplace environment.
In common-law jurisdictions, employers have a common law duty to take reasonable care of the safety of their employees. Statute law may in addition impose other general duties, introduce specific duties, and create government bodies with powers to regulate workplace safety issues: details of this vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
In addition, from an environmental standpoint, it involves creating a systematic approach to complying with environmental regulations. Example, managing waste or air emissions all the way to helping site’s reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Successful OSHE programs also include measures to address ergonomics, air quality, and other aspects of workplace safety. Thus, these could affect the health and well-being of employees and the overall community. (Source- Wikipedia)