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Human Adaptation in the Workplace

The concept of individual health, defined as the overall condition of an individual or a condition of well-

being, has been broadly expanded in the past two decades from that of an individual to that of a group of

individuals and general systems. The rising costs of healthcare particularly in the workplace have

prompted a recent move towards the concept of “healthy workforce” as advocated by the National Insti-

tute for Occupational Safety and Health.