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Health Surveillance Medicals

Health surveillance is the medical monitoring of a person at risk of being exposed to a hazardous substance.  It can facilitate the early detection of disease and may allow for intervention to halt or even reverse a disease process. Health surveillance often requires obtaining personal health information, and depending on the substance, may often require analysis of blood, respiratory function or urine.

Health surveillance should form part of the process for companies working with hazardous substances. Risk assessments need to be completed and reviewed. Workers need to receive adequate training and be provided with appropriate PPE and follow safe working procedures.  Our specialist Occupational Physicians will be able to give you guidance if you require. Safe Work Australia is another web site that you may like to visit on this subject.

Health surveillance medicals should be conducted on employment to get a baseline, and then periodically depending on the hazardous substances.

The following substances are referenced in the Queensland Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011:

Acrylonitrile                                            Arsenic

Asbestos                                                Benzene

Cadmium                                                Chromium (Inorganic)

Creosote                                                 Crystalline Silica

Isocyanates                                             Lead (Inorganic)

Mercury (Inorganic)                                 Organophosphate Pesticides

Pentachlorophenol (PHP)                        MOCA

Polycyclicaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

Thallium                                                    Vinyl Chloride

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):

How do I make an appointment?

Appointments can be made Monday to Friday from 8am by calling 07 33489611.  SMS reminders sent to the candidate no later than the day prior to their appointment.

The candidate will be emailed information prior to their appointment that includes frequently asked questions and what to bring to their appointment.

What happens with the results?

These will be emailed to your company within one day of the appointment.  Morning appointments will normally be back that afternoon, with afternoon appointments available early the next working day.

Pathology results will take longer depending on the test required for the hazardous substance.

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