Workplace Health Surveillance Health surveillance is systematically watching out for early signs of work-related ill health in employees exposed to certain health risks so preventative actions can be taken to ensure the health of employees is maintained. It means putting in place certain procedures to achieve this. These procedures include: Simple methods such as reviewing questionnaires; Basic checks for example looking for skin damage; Discrete medical checks on employees only exposed to one health hazard, such as hearing tests or lung-function tests. More involved medical examinations such as fitness-to-work medicals, forklift driver, at-height, confined spaces & similar medicals. Biological monitoring for exposure such as for handling lead or other heavy metals or using isocyanate paints Combination of some or all the above. Much, if not all, health surveillance is governed by statute and/or HSE guidelines. However the frequency and types of surveillance should be entirely governed by exposures to health hazards. So if your employees are not exposed then they do not need any monitoring.
We can provide workplace health surveillance monitoring for your convenience, whereby we send soembody to your site to conduct any standard health screening rather than have to send your employees off-site. This will minimise time away from work for your employees.
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Everwell has extensive experience with a multitude of industries, environments and different organisations so we can talk through typical activities that may apply in your work environment. So if you are not sure whether you should be monitoring the health of your employees or not then please feel free to contact us to seek guidance on how we can help or advise you via
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