The Health Monitoring Program is a process involving a range of strategies and methods to systematically assess the early signs of adverse effects on the health of workers exposed to certain health hazards. Some forms of health monitoring is regulated throughout many jurisdictions across Canada and the United States.
Health Monitoring can:
- Protect the health of employees
- Allow detection of any adverse health effects at an early stage
- Assist in the evaluation of control measures
Health Monitoring should be conducted when:
- There is an identifiable disease or other identifiable adverse health outcome
- The disease or health effect may be related to exposure
- There is a likelihood that the disease or health effect may occur
- There are valid techniques for detecting indications of the disease or health effects
Health Monitoring Programs
Both the Comprehensive and Basic Lung Health Medical Monitoring Programs comply with legislation.
|-||Comprehensive Lung Health Medical Monitoring Program||Basic Lung Health Medical Monitoring|
|Lung Health Questionnaire||X||X|
|Fit to Wear Respirator Questionnaire||X|
|Quantitative Mask Fit||X||None|
|Pulmonary Specialist Review||X||X|
|Employee Results Letter||X||X|
|Pulmonary Specialist Assessment||If Required||If Required|
|Employer Statistical Report||X||X|
For the SureHire Silica and Asbestos Monitoring we work with physicians at a local Clinic to review the questionnaire, the Spirometry and Chest X-Ray results. Once the results have been reviewed, the physician will send the employee a letter stating the results and their recommendations.