The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) of 1993 describes “Medical Surveillance” as planned medical investigations of workers.
Medical Surveillance is used to detect the negative effects of specific workplace hazards, and is NOT a general health check by a doctor to establish ordinary illnesses. Further, medical surveillance is understood to be a component of workplace health management, rather than the only intervention. In other words, workplace hazard control is thus supplemented with medical surveillance. Workplaces where workers are exposed, or likely to be exposed, to particular hazards (such as asbestos, noise, specific chemicals, lead, and some biological agents) are obligated by law to provide and pay for medical surveillance.
Only a health practitioner with qualifications in occupational medicine is allowed to carry out a medical surveillance programme.
Siyakhana provides on-site medical surveillance, reducing down-time to a minimum.