World Health Day 2019: Occ Health in Context of Universal Health Care

Equitable access to healthcare occurs not only in the clinical setting but also in the workplace. From a public health perspective, one’s job plays a significant role as a social determinant of health. Workers in high risk job environments ought to have protections in place to minimize potential workplace hazards and reduce burdens on national health systems. In this sense, occupational health investments represent an expansion of universal health coverage that offer immense health benefits as well as economic benefits.