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Health Surveillance

Health surveillance provides the employer with opportunity to put provision in place to detect the early signs of work-related ill health in their employees who may be exposed to certain health risks. It also ensures that employers comply with their health and safety obligations where there is an identified disease or adverse health effect related to work.

Examples of areas where health surveillance can complement control measures that you may already have in place for employees who are exposed to risk:

  • Noise or hand-arm vibration
  • Solvents, fumes, dusts and other hazardous substances
  • Noise exposure
  • Skin

For information and guidance on skin care management and skin care checks and monitoring information,and a printable Hand care leaflet  please click on the attachments below.

For any specific enquiries, please contact the clinical query line detailed on home page, who would be happy to assist, or ‘contact us’ and this will be forwarded on for response.

For further information, refer to the HSE guidance for Employers on Health Surveillance:
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg304.pdf
http://www.coshh-essentials.org.uk/assets/live/G402.pdf
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg175.pdf

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