Respiratory Health Surveillance

Respiratory Health Surveillance


When Is Respiratory Health Surveillance Required?

Respiratory health surveillance is required under Regulation 11 of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations or the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations where:

It should relate to the type and extent of exposure and be based on available knowledge of risks to health. Examples of where health surveillance is appropriate under the criteria of Regulation 11(2)(b) are:

Respiratory health surveillance is required where there is residual risk to health following the implementation of your safe system of work. Occupational hygiene (air monitoring/dust or fume sampling) measurements should indicate the level of your risk and the need for additional control measures and personal protective equipment.

Respiratory Health Surveillance Includes:

How Long Does It Take?

How Often Should Surveillance Be Done?

This depends on risk:

High-risk situations may require more frequent surveillance. These situations include:

Asbestos Medicals are undertaken by an Occupational Physician with specialist training in asbestos work.

Silica Medicals may also require chests x-rays and an Occupational Physician appointment depending on exposure history and symptoms.

What Happens If Abnormalities Are Detected?

 

 

 

 

 

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Published date: 19th February 2018

Last revision: 23rd July 2019

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