HSE: keeping OH standards high

first_imgHSE: keeping OH standards highOn 1 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today 2. Occupational health providers who believe lung functionmonitoring is not necessary for workers using flux-cored solder. – Whether those delivering an OH service can demonstrate anunderstanding of the requirements, advice and guidance of relevant legislationthat relates to the provision of suitable occupational health surveillance. My colleagues and myself too often come across cases wherethe OH provider has failed in one or more of these aspects. For instance: Where occupational health surveillance is provided they tendto focus on: 1. A GP who routinely sent paint sprayers for chest x-rays. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. From our office we have already served an enforcement noticeon one occupational health provider in order to gain improvements in thequality of occupational health service delivery. And we are prepared to takesimilar action in other cases. center_img – That there are effective control measures in place toensure that any health surveillance programme is being conducted correctly and thatappropriate action is being recommended and acted upon in the interest ofstaff. 3. Occupational health providers who routinely send thedetailed results of lung function tests of paint sprayers to their employer –without the consent of the workers concerned. Previous Article Next Article 4. Occupational health providers who take the blood pressureof paint sprayers, but fail to carry out lung function tests. – That the results of any health surveillance procedureslead to appropriate action. – That any health records are prepared in accordance withthe legal requirements and, that useful, anonymised feedback of thesurveillance results (within the constraints of the Medical Records Act 1990)is given to employers on a grouped basis so that the employer can assess theeffectiveness of its existing control measures. Among the variety of tasks HSE inspectors are expected tocarry out, we have to establish – where relevant – the scope and quality ofoccupational health provision in the workplace.last_img

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