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Health Surveillance

Health surveillance is about having procedures in place to detect work-related ill health at an early stage and acting on the results.

The main aims are to safeguard the health of employees (including identifying and protecting people at increased risk), and also to check the long-term effectiveness of control measures.

Rochdale Occupational Health Service Ltd, with over 50 years experience, are well placed to advise and assist you in tailoring a Health Surveillance programme to meet your company’s needs.

Types of Health Surveillance include:-

Occupational Audiometry is a screening technique used to detect early damage to hearing resulting from exposure to noise. Identifying any damage allows for follow-up remedial action in the workplace and if necessary a medical referral. For more information click here

‘Spiro’ is the Greek word for breath and Spirometry is defined as the measurement of breathing. Lung function tests have long been recognised as one of the most important tests available to assess lung impairment. In recent years there has been an increase in the performance of these test in Occupational Health.  Early knowledge of the incidence of disease made available by lung function testing makes it possible to take effective remedial action promptly and so minimise future liability.  For more information click here

No skill is so important as that of vision. It provides the individual with control over his/her relationship to the environment. Substandard vision need not penalise most otherwise healthy persons. People with deficient sight skills can attain adequate vision if professional eye care is obtained when needed. This is why Vision Screening is playing an important role in industry.  For more information click here

Employees whose hands are regularly exposed to vibration may suffer from damage to the tissues of hands and arms, which causes the symptoms collectively known as HAVS (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome).   Possibly, up to 1 in 10 people who work regularly with vibrating tools may develop HAVS.  For more information click here