What is Health Surveillance?
As explained on the Australian Government’s Department of Justice and Attorney General’s website:
“Health surveillance is the monitoring (including biological monitoring) of the health of workers to identify any changes caused by exposure to a hazardous substance”
Requirements for health surveillance vary between jurisdictions (Australian states and territories) and also across industries. Some industries specify strict guidelines for when, what, how and who can assess the health of your workers.
To discuss requirements specific to your state and jurisdiction, please contact KINNECT on 1300 546 632.
The Purpose of Health Surveillance
If your employees are working in an environment where they’re exposed to potential occupational hazards, a health surveillance program, which includes baseline and periodic monitoring, can assist in determining their exposure to risk and help with the early identification and remediation of these.
Health Surveillance is a legislative requirement to monitor the health of an employee who has been identified to have been exposed to a hazardous substance.
Our Turn Key Health Surveillance Solution
KINNECT offer a turn key solution to managing your legislative requirements for health surveillance. This is done through our online Health Surveillance platform, CloudHealth, which allows data collection and collation to establish baseline and periodic measures, identifying changes, whilst providing secure storage of and access to results. Further more, CloudHealth has the intelligence to notify you when your employee is next due for their health surveillance monitoring.
What industries are using Health Surveillance Medicals?
There are many industries that have legislative requirements to provide health surveillance to employees who have been identified as being exposed to a hazardous substance, the main industries in Australia using our services are:
- Oil & Gas
- Building and Construction
- Transport and logistics
- Councils and shires of Australia
- Retail and warehouses