ASK-EHS - OSH resilience via training and health surveillance
One is reminded of a quote by Dalai Lama which goes thus: “Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health…” Preventive screening remains controversial and confusing to the health care consumers. While the advantages of preventive screening for diseases is hard to counter, there are arguments that screening does not always lead to better health. In developing countries the workers most exposed to occupational risks are those employed in agriculture, chemical and primary extraction industries and heavy manufacturing. Quite apart from this poor equipment, heavy workload and even poisoning due to pesticide’s and organic dusts take their heavy toll on workers, health and safety. Further, work related hazards is changing with the introduction of new chemical substances which pose a threat to community and workers alike.