5. Occupational Health Care

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5. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CARE 16 5. Occupational Health Care The employer shall arrange occupational health care for the employees as defined in the Occupational Health Care Act. The employer may also arrange medical treatment. The aim of occupational health care is to prevent work-related health risks and to promote the health and working capacity of employees. The occupational health practice is controlled by the Occupational Health and Safety authorities. Occupational health care practice covers the following areas: Workplace assessment in order to identify the work-related and working environment related health risks Identification and assessment of work-related health risks and problems and arranging health risk related medical check-ups for the employees Making suggestions for improvement of the working environment and informing the parties involved about the suggestions Monitoring and promoting the ability of disabled employees to manage at work and directing employees for rehabilitation Creating and maintaining a cooperative and collaborative network First aid resources, planning and arranging Individual and group counseling, as well as providing advising on maintenance of work ability Evaluating the effectiveness of own work Fast and effective treatment of occupational diseases and accidents


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