Health Surveillance allows for early identification of ill health and helps identify any corrective action needed.
Health surveillance is a system of ongoing health checks that may be required by law if your employees are exposed to noise or vibration, solvents, fumes, dusts, biological agents and other substances hazardous to health, or work in compressed air.
Health surveillance is important for:
- detecting ill-health effects at an early stage
- providing data to help employers evaluate health risks
- enabling employees to raise concerns about how work affects their health
- highlighting lapses in workplace control measures, therefore providing invaluable feedback to the risk assessment
- providing an opportunity to reinforce training and education of employees
ACTIONS AND ADVICE
The starting point is your risk assessment, which may involve some form of exposure monitoring to identify what type of risks are present. Through this you will have found out the hazards in your workplace, identified who is at risk and taken measures to do something to control the risks.
Where some risk remains and there is likely to be harm caused to your employees, you will need to take further steps. Control measures may not always be reliable, despite appropriate checking and maintenance, so health surveillance can help make sure that any ill health effects are detected as early as possible.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Euro Environmental can offer a range of health surveillance services including audoimetric (hearing), spirometry (lungs), HAVs (hand arm vibration) and skin (dermetitis) assessment. Our consultants are here to help and we can work with you to implement a programme that adequately addresses the risks and potential ill-health effects your employees may be exposed to.
For more information on the range of health services, regulatory requirements and frequency please click to view our helpful guide.
INTERESTED IN HEALTH SURVEILLANCE?
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