WHO Western Pacific Regional Office
Collecting waste in the streets of Hanoi
A healthy workforce is fundamental to social and economic development. The International Labor Office (ILO) and World Health Organization (WHO) define occupational health as the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all occupations. Occupational health service provision is a means to achieving this objective. Most occupational deaths, injuries and diseases are preventable.