With the increasing number of chemicals and hazardous substances used in the workplace, health surveillance, has become a key component of a workplace occupational health program.
When is Health Surveillance necessary?
Health Surveillance is often a legal requirement in a workplace where an employee is exposed to substances hazardous to health. Our Medical Director is both a fellow of the RACGP and a Certified Occupational Hygienist, with over 20 years’ of industry experience and can provide advice and guidance on Health Surveillance requirements in your workplace.
Guidelines for Health Surveillance as well as Safe Work Australia prescribes regular health monitoring for employees who work with a range of hazardous chemicals.
What Health Surveillance programs does Occuhealth offer:
- Asbestos (Baseline, Routine, Exit)
- Audiometric (Baseline, Periodic)
- Crystalline Silica
- Organophosphate Pesticides
- Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)
- Respiratory Health Monitoring
- Vinyl Chloride
The medical assessment is designed to identify changes in a persons’ health status because of exposure to certain substances. This allows early intervention to prevent further exposure and health effects.