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HSE launches new online guidance for health surveillance

12th June 2013

The HSE has published new online guidance to replace HSG61 “Health Surveillance at Work”, which was withdrawn in March 2013.

Health surveillance may be required by law for employees who are exposed to or at risk from noise or vibration, airborne substances (e.g. solvents, fumes, dusts), biological agents and other substances hazardous to health.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have launched new clear and simple online guidance on health surveillance at work, making it easier for employers to understand what they need to do to check and protect the health of their workforce to include: deciding whether or not there is a requirement to conduct health surveillance, and if so, how to go about it and interpret the results. Click here to visit the online guidance.

How Mabbett can assist?

In line with the first stage of the HSE Health Surveillance Cycle – Risk Assessment and Controls,  Mabbett can assist you to identify and understand workplace hazards that may result in the requirement for health surveillance, and assess these against existing controls to establish if any residual risk remains. In addition, Mabbett can evaluate identified workplace hazards through the undertaking of Occupational Hygiene monitoring, to include: on-site monitoring and measurement of hazardous substances/agents, collection and interpretation of data, and, provision of specific recommendations to manage/mitigate the impact of identified hazards, including potential administrative and/or engineered solutions.

Mabbett has built and developed excellent relationships with established occupational health service providers, and can assist your organisation in sourcing the most appropriate solutions relevant to your needs.

Click here for more details or contact Omar Khalid, Senior Health and Safety Consultant via email at: