What is involved in an occupational health and safety medical examination?
MMSurveillance’s process includes the test itself, an otoscopic examination of the ears and an explanation of the results. The test is relatively straight forward, after quick instructions on what to do, the audiometry programme is run and this automatically goes through the prescribed frequencies. The final output is presented as an audiogram (graph) with the overall result adjusted for age and classified as per the Noise Regulations. A summarised report is produced at the end for Management and results are filed and stored. Note: Any persons results not within the normal range, will be referred accordingly.
MMSurveillance’s process typically includes a review of a questionnaire (to be completed by each individual), the test itself and an explanation of the results. The test is relatively straight forward, after quick instructions on how to “blow correctly”, the subject is simply asked to blow into the spirometer, and to motivate and encourage the patient, to get an acceptable flow volume loop. A minimum of three acceptable manoeuvres must be performed according to ATS/ERS Standards. Any persons results not within the normal range or showing a marked reduction from previous results will be referred accordingly.
Keystone vision screening (Colour, depth perception, peripheral vision, visual acuity, night vision etc) can be done.
Pre-employment and annual physical examinations enabling the correct placement of workers according to their physical and mental compatibility to job specifications.
Exit medical examinations recording the health status of workers on termination of service to prevent later litigation.
Ensures employees are fit for and suited to the work they are to do, and meet the inherent health requirements for the relevant occupation.
Ensures that the health of employees is not adversely affected by their work.
Establishes baseline medical information for all employees, especially those exposed to health hazards, reducing employers liabilities.
Taking of Occupational and Medical history;
Height, weight, blood pressure and urine analysis;