Is your workplace environment putting workers' health at risk?
Every year 600-900 people die prematurely as a result of work-related ill health. Under the WorkSafe General Risk and Workplace Management Regulations (2016), an Employer/PCBU must undertake health monitoring if workers are carrying out ongoing work using substances hazardous to health and there is a risk to workers’ health because of exposure.
Health monitoring is a way to check if the health of workers is being harmed from exposure to substances hazardous to heath while carrying out work and aims to detect early signs of ill-health or disease.
It is the first tier of workplace health management under the Health and Safety at Work Act (2015) – Health Protection.