When a Medical Surveillance Program Becomes Necessary for Employers


One of an employer’s biggest responsibilities is to assess the risks that their employees will be exposed to while they are in the workplace. This is particularly the case for industries that deal with harsh environments or dangerous substances such as asbestos or lead. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), it’s important to control and monitor such risks through a medical surveillance program.

With such risks, general health screening is no longer sufficient, hence the need for a more thorough medical surveillance. The question now is when does medical surveillance for employers absolutely necessary? The purpose of such a program is to minimize airborne concentrations of harmful substances and sources of ingestion while protecting workers from the adverse effects of exposure.


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