If your company uses asbestos, you need to do pre-employment examinations.
If results of the chest x-ray and lung function test are normal, the person is fit for duty.
An applicant is unfit for employment if he has any history of asthma or lung diseases, and gets abnormal results from his lung-function test or chest x-rays.
But your responsibilities don't end there.
You must also conduct a medical exam when your employee leaves the company.
Employees exposed to asbestos MUST have an exit medical examination
The Health & Safety Advisor says you must conduct an exit exam on all employees exposed to asbestos, or any other hazardous agents in your workplace.
This'll protect your company as it proves an employee was healthy when leaving your company.
This prevents you being sued at a later stage if an employee claims he's ill due to work circumstances.
The exit medical must include a chest x-ray, lung function test and a physical examination.
If test results are normal, your employee is fit to leave the company.
If the results are abnormal, you must follow these steps:
Remember to report any occupational disease to the commissioner if they're work related.
Conducting an exit medical examination is a legal requirement. So make sure you comply if your employee is exposed to asbestos.
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