The Occupational and Environmental Health Unit (EOHU) has been in existence since 1996. It was first established as the Occupational Health Department alongside the Disease Control, Nutrition and Health promotion departments under the umbrella of the Public Health Division to promote the integration of Occupational Health System (OHS) into the health care system in order to ensure the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of the general public.
The Unit is responsible for:
- Promoting a healthy environment to prevent morbidity and mortality caused by environment-related hazards.
- Supporting the healthcare system by providing poison information to healthcare providers and the general public.
- Supporting in strengthening the management of public health impacts of chemical incidents/emergencies.