Workplace Hazards

Depending on the industry, it may be inevitable that your employees are exposed to specific health hazards. Detrimental health effects, especially with prolonged exposure, can arise as a result. According to the Workplace Safety and Health guidelines, workers exposed to health hazards during their work are required to undergo periodic medical examinations.

Early detection of occupational illnesses reduces the harmful effects of workplace hazards. Harmful effects include noise-induced deafness, reduced fertility and long term impairment of organ function (such as liver, kidney, skin, nervous and behavioural system).

A pre-placement medical examination can be conducted by our experienced team of Designated Workplace Doctors (DWD) to assess the health of your employees. Periodic screenings are also required for monitoring purposes.

The hazards requiring Statutory Medical Examinations include but not limited to:

  • Arsenic and its compounds
  • Asbestos
  • Benzene
  • Cadmium and its compounds
  • Compressed air environments
  • Cotton
  • Lead and its compounds
  • Mercury and its compounds
  • Noise

More information on each hazard can be found here.

Speak to our Corporate Services team to find out more about how we can help.

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