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Spirometry
Spirometry

Health monitoring is a way to check if the health of workers is being harmed from exposure to substances hazardous to heath while carrying out work, and aims to detect early signs of ill-health or disease.

What is involved in a worksite lung function test ?

  • Work history & respiratory questionnaire

  • Lung function test

  • Explanation of results

  • Assess type, use and care of respirators

  • Provide company report including any recommendation

  • Medical referrals

Who should have it ?

All employees who are exposed to airborne hazards, e.g. dusts, powders, metal fume, solvent vapor, asbestos & silica particles.

Why is it done ?

  • Provide a baseline record on commencement of new role/job

  • Monitor lung function for declining results & look for trends in work groups.

  • Results help confirm effectiveness of controls.

  • Identify and assist workers with reduced lung function.

  • Helps to determine who requires medical review prior to respirator use.

  • Good health and safety practice, compliance

Applicable legislation/guidelines regarding workplace lung function testing and respiratory protection.

  • AS/NZS 1715

  • Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016

  • Workplace Exposure Standards and Biological Exposure Indices.

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Audiometry
Audiometry

What is involved in a worksite hearing test ?

  • Work history & questionnaire

  • Check ear canals, conduct hearing test

  • Explain results

  • Check fit, use and care of hearing protectors

  • Provide a company report and any recommendations

  • Medical referrals

Who should have it ?

All employees who are exposed to noise levels greater than LAeq,8h, of 85 dB(A); and a peak noise level, Lpeak, of 140 dB

Why is it done ?

  • Provide a baseline record and to track any progressive hearing loss

  • Look for hearing loss trends in work groups, reassess effectiveness of controls

  • Identify and assist workers struggling with communication due to hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in ears)

  • Good health and safety practice, compliance

Applicable legislation/guidelines regarding workplace hearing conservation requirements.

  • AS/NZS 1269.3 and AS/NZS 1269.4

  • Approved Code of Practice, Management of noise in the workplace.

  • Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016

  • Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995.

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Vision Screening
Vision Screening

Monitoring your workers vision is important for those doing jobs that have a visual component.  Early identification and prevention of vision loss enhances workplace job performance, safety and productivity.

What is involved in a worksite vision test ?

  • Vision health/history questionnaire

  • Vision test for: near, distance, visual field, depth perception, and red/green color identification

  • Explanation of results

  • Provide a company report and any recommendations.

  • Medical referrals

When should testing be done ?

Person doing:

  • High computer use and reading

  • Work on detailed componentry or machinery

  • Where red/green colors are used, e.g. wiring, ground markings and boundary pegs

  • Jobs with known eye health hazards, e.g. lasers, Infrared, chemical vapors

 

Why do it ?

  • Provides a baseline record for future reference

  • Determines who requires medical review

  • Safety on the job, is person fit for work

  • Look for trends in groups and review controls

  • Good health and safety practice, compliance

Applicable legislation/guidelines regarding workplace eye protection.

  • AS/NZS 1337 – Personal eye protection standards

  • Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016

  • Health and Safety at Work Act, 2015

Blood Pressure
Eye Test Glasses
Blood Pressure

Blood pressure recordings are offered during workplace pre-employment and baseline health assessments and sometimes annually depending on individual companies health programs. 

 

As a large proportion of the population are in the workplace it is a great opportunity to offer a blood pressure check. 

 

The workplace may become a safer and more productive place due to identification, education and possible treatment of at risk individuals.

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a customised Health Monitoring Service for your workplace.
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