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Occupational Health and Counselling

Occupational health is the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of workers by establishing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment.

Occupational health services include:

  • Identification and assessment of the risks from health hazards in the workplace.
  • Providing advice, training and education on occupational health, safety, ergonomics, and protective equipment.
  • Providing first aid and emergency treatment.
  • Planning and designing workplaces to ensure the adaptation of the worker to the work is promoted.
  • Monitoring of workers’ health in relation to work.

The following employee occupational health and counselling expenses are deductible to employers and not subject to FBT:

  • Work-related medical tests – including pre-employment tests.
  • Vaccinations e.g. flu.
  • Work related counselling – for example to former employees who have been retrenched.
  • Health coaching, lifestyle and weight loss counselling (CR 2011/41) where it is made available to all employees and prevents employees suffering work-related trauma.
  • First aid training.
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