What is the Faculty of Occupational Medicine?
The Faculty of Occupational Medicine is a charity concerned with promoting and supporting health at work.
Healthy working lives for all achieved through:
- maximising people’s opportunities to benefit from healthy and rewarding work while not putting themselves or others at unreasonable risk
- elimination of preventable injury and illness caused or aggravated by work
- access for everyone to advice from a competent occupational physician as part of comprehensive occupational health and safety services
- providing support to the Faculty’s membership to raise the standard of occupational health practice
Driving improvement in the health of the working age population through outstanding occupational health capability
Collaborative, Authoritative, Relevant, Ethical
The Faculty offers both specialist and non-specialist qualifications in occupational medicine and related subjects.
The Faculty produces, and regularly updates, a range of publications on occupational health and medicine. It also acts as an authoritative voice, responding to consultations and publishing position papers on the topics of the day.
A key aim of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine is to improve health in the workplace by providing sound sources of advice and information for employees and employers.
As part of its commitment to improving the quality of practice in occupational health, the Faculty established SEQOHS, the accreditation system for occupational health services and also has links to the documents published by the former Health & Work Development Unit.