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Occupational health professional

This page is for staff who provide a workplace occupational health service to an organisation.

Occupational health providers have a particular role in working with individuals who are experiencing problems associated with work related stress and helping them either to remain at work or return to work successfully.

Key messages

  • Although individuals may, in the short term, be highly distressed long-term sickness absence is not inevitable.
  • A common acute manifestation of work related stress is a change in the individual’s performance, showing or reporting some functional impairment, or displaying mood changes. Often these manifestations are noticed by co-workers and line managers rather than the individual concerned.

Your role in the Management Standards

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Your role with individuals

Updated 2011-01-04