Health Surveillance Services

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.

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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.

CloudHealth makes booking, tracking and managing Health Surveillance easy.

 

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Our health surveillance and periodic medical services combine years of experience with systems and procedures that will support the effective monitoring and recording of your organisation’s occupational injuries, illnesses and related risks (hazards or exposures), to identify problem areas.

Once identified, future risks can be managed, through the creation of appropriate intervention strategies and periodic health monitoring, aimed at maintaining an optimal level of health and well-being for your workforce.

Asbestos Health Monitoring

  • Baseline – During Asbestos Related Work or Removal Work
  • Exit – At Termination of Asbestos Related Work or Removal Work

Audiometric Health Surveillance

  • Baseline Audiometric Testing
  • Periodic Audiometric Testing

Hazardous Substance Monitoring

  • Acrylonitrile
  • Arsenic
  • Benzene
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Creosote
  • Crystalline Silica
  • Isocynates
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Organophosphate Pesticides
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
  • Vinyl Chloride

Health Monitoring Requirements:

  • Monitoring should occur prior to commencement of work
  • Periodic monitoring should occur at least every 2 years

Health Monitoring Assessment Includes:

  • Comprehensive Medical and Occupational History
  • Records of the Workers Prior Exposure
  • Medical Examination, with particular focus on the respiratory system
  • Spirometry (Lung Function) Test
  • Chest X-ray (if clinically indicated)

Health Monitoring Requirements:

  • Monitoring should occur within the first 4 weeks of commencing employment
  • Periodic monitoring should occur 2 months after the first test, again 6 months after the first test and then every 6 months thereafter. 

Health Monitoring Assessment Includes:

  • Blood Lead Test

Health Monitoring Requirements:

  • Monitoring should occur for all employees regularly exposed to >85dB
  • Baseline Audiometric Test within 3 months of the employee commencing work
  • Audiometric testing at least every 2 years, unless cause for concern 
  • More frequent testing is required (at least 6 monthly) for employees regularly exposed to >100dB

Health Monitoring Assessment Includes:

  • Audiometry Test

Health Monitoring Requirements:

  • Monitoring should occur prior to commencing work and then at 2 weeks, 6 weeks and 6 months after initial health monitoring and then 6 monthly thereafter

Health Monitoring Assessment Includes:

  • Respiratory Medical History and/or Questionnaire
  • Spirometry (Lung Function) Test
  • If indicated by the Medical Practitioner, a urine isocyanate test may be performed

Health Monitoring Requirements:

  • Monitoring should occur prior to commencing work and then annually thereafter

Health Monitoring Assessment Includes:

  • Demographic Data
  • Work History
  • Medical History including the completion of a standardised Respiratory Questionnaire
  • Medical Examination with emphasis on the Respiratory System
  • Spirometry (Lung Function) Test
  • Chest X-ray (baseline only, and then every 5 years thereafter or upon finishing work)

Health Monitoring Requirements:

  • Monitoring should occur prior to commencing work and then periodically thereafter

Respiratory Health Monitoring Assessment Includes:

  • Demographic Data
  • Work History
  • Completion of a standardised Respiratory Questionnaire
  • Spirometry (Lung Function) Test
  • Chest X-ray (if clinically indicated)

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does a Health Surveillance Medical take to complete?

Depending on the level of assessment, most Health Surveillance Medicals take between 30 minutes and 3 hours.

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:

  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Building and Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Airlines
  • Transport and logistics
  • Councils and shires of Australia
  • Retail and warehouses

Where do KINNECT conduct Health Surveillance Medicals?

KINNECT are a national provider of Health Surveillance Medicals. KINNECT can arrange a Health Surveillance Medical in over 160 locations in Australia and internationally. KINNECT conducts Health Surveillance Medicals in the following locations:

  • Brisbane, QLD
  • Perth, WA
  • Sydney, NSW
  • Melbourne, VIC
  • Darwin, NT
  • Adelaide, SA
  • Canberra, ACT
  • Mackay, QLD
  • Townsville, QLD
  • Gladstone, QLD
  • Rockhampton, QLD
  • Sunshine Coast, QLD
  • Gold Coast, QLD
  • Cairns, QLD
  • Emerald, QLD
  • Geraldton, WA
  • Karratha, WA
  • Newman, WA
  • Port Headland, WA
  • Mandurah, WA
  • Albany, WA
  • Broome, WA
  • Dubbo, NSW
  • Tamworth, NSW
  • Gunnedah, NSW
  • Dalby, NSW
  • Moranbah, QLD
  • Roma, QLD
  • Singleton, NSW
  • Woolloongong, NSW
  • Lismore, NSW
  • Orange, NSW
  • Mount Isa, QLD
  • Maryborough, QLD
  • Bundaberg, QLD
  • Kingaroy, QLD
  • Glenden, QLD
  • Cannonvale, QLD
  • Gympie, QLD
  • Toowoomba, QLD
  • Port Macquarie, NSW
  • Taree, NSW
  • Wagga Wagga, NSW
  • Geelong, VIC
  • Blackburn, VIC
  • Bendigo, VIC
  • Morwell, VIC
  • Portland, WA
  • Hobart, TAS
  • Burnie, TAS
  • Devonport, TAS

Why use KINNECT?

We provide goal oriented and outcome driven Health Surveillance Medicals that are:

  • Prompt and Timely
  • Communication Focused
  • Programs that are Specific to your Needs
  • Objective and Evidence-Based
  • Proactive and Self-Managed
  • Cost Effective

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