Health monitoring and exposure monitoring are an important part of ensuring the health of workers. “A business has the primary duty of care to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, both the health and safety of workers. This includes monitoring any conditions at the workplace that could put a worker’s health at risk. Businesses may also be required to monitor worker health or exposure in circumstances specified in health and safety regulations”. It helps prevent occupational health hazards and ensure health and safety.
Individuals working in the manufacturing industry use heavy-weight objects. While many of these are automatic, power failure may arise the need for manual handling, increasing the chance of occupational health hazards. If the staff is well-versed with the proper lifting techniques, they can avoid injuries. At Phoenix Healthcare, we have qualified health professionals experienced in biomechanics that instruct the workers to adapt new techniques. The lifting techniques promise easy handling of the objects and reduce injuries. Another aspect of the manufacturing industry is the fumes and gases that originate during production. While industrial-grade masks can prevent exposure, a thorough assessment is crucial for overall well-being.
Noise at the workplace can be harmful to hearing. The clanking of the metals, grinding of the machines create a frequency that compels workers to speak louder. So, it’s not only the ears that are suffering but also the throat and jaw lines. Excessive noise can even cause severe headaches. These problems are preventable if you adopt noise control measures and create an environment that protects the health of your workers. There are sensors and high-tech equipment that reduce the noise significantly. Where noise is above acceptable exposure limits, employees are required to have annual screening by their employer. Where workers are required to wear hearing protection, employees are required to have annual screening.
Workers are exposed to occupational health hazards such as fumes, solvents, dust and other dangerous airborne particles. These pollutants are mostly found in the glass and construction industry. If proper safety measures are not followed, these external elements can adversely affect the lungs and other organs of the respiratory system. So, to monitor the health of the lungs, an annual Lung Function Screening is essential.
Phoenix Healthcare offers a range of health services in New Zealand to ensure the well-being of your employees. We look after your employees with annual health monitoring. Our highly experienced and qualified practitioners use safety-grade equipment and state of the art tools to ensure accurate results in a short period of time because we know how false reports can affect your organisations' reputation and, importantly, the employee's health.
With a team of dedicated professionals and advanced software programs, we make the process convenient. All records are stored on a secured health database so that testing can be compared to previous results. We use up-to-date equipment, and our nurses are fully trained and are able to interpret results. Reports are completed for individuals and employers.
What’s more, the health assessments are not limited to factory workers but are also applicable to corporate employees. Long sitting hours, deadlines, resuming work after an injury may cause posture problems and stress. Ask us for options that can be tailored to your needs.