Occupational Health

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The objectives of performing occupational medicals is to detect latent diseases, physical deficiencies, drug and alcohol abuse, and other medical conditions, in the driver, worker or pilot, which may put the company at risk. Noise induced hearing loss and other risks must be assessed and mitigated.

Dr. Tenzer has provided occupational health services and screening (satisfying the legal conditions of the Health and Safety Act) to diverse industries for example:

  • Bus companies
  • Suppliers and manufacturers of mining electrical motors
  • Manufacturing and distributors of electronic equipment
  • Bedding and furniture manufacturers
  • Transport logistic companies
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of swimming pool equipment
  • Beauty and health industry
  • Highly specialized industries, like fire fighters, Rope access workers, etc

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of Occupational Medicals are offered?

  • Annual medicals to all staff, executives and all “at risk” staff (Periodical medicals).
  • Post incident and/or Post accident medicals.
  • Pre-employment medicals will also be performed to minimize the intake of ill employees and/or employees with chronic illnesses.
  • Exit Medicals.

What tests are conducted?

Multiple tests with sophisticated calibrated medical equipment, are used, and these include:

  • Electrocardiograms (Cardiac assessment),
  • Spirometers (Lung Function),
  • Audiometry (Hearing tests),
  • Eye examination and testing,
  • Ancillary tests including Blood Pressure, BMI assessment, Blood Glucose tests, Urine Dipstix and when necessary, drug testing.

What are the legal obligations of the company?

An example of this and the pitfall of not being compliant with the Health and Safety Act (1993) follows:

Company A recruits a welder.  After 3 years the welder resigns and starts a job with Company B. At his new company, an entry medical is performed and the welder is assessed as having Severe Noise Induced Hearing Loss.  Company A becomes liable for causing the hearing loss, as no initial medical examination was performed. This company is now responsible for restitution and will end up being sued for non compliance of the act.