Health Risk Assessments
Through a baseline medical screening of all employees, we are able to proactively prevent and treat chronic diseases such as HIV/ AIDS, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol. We provide each employee with an extended questionnaire. A risk calculation or score is then worked out followed by each employee receiving feedback based on their Health Risk Assessment (HRA) result.
The establishment of this programme is based on the results received from the Health Risk Assessment (HRA). The purpose of this programme is to ensure:
- Employees are protected from acquiring an Occupational disease
- The health of employees who are exposed to certain hazards such as high noise levels, hazardous chemicals etc.
Our Occupational Healthcare programme also helps employees who perform specific work tasks (eg. Respirator use, driving commercial vehicles) that require a certain degree of health and fitness to assure employee and / or public health and safety.
We manage the entire disability process in conjunction with the 600SA HR Department. This ensures that all legislative and medical requirements are met for a smooth, timeous and cost effective completion of the entire disability process.
Emergency care is specifically developed for the needs of each client and is nurse, paramedic and doctor driven.
An Occupational Healthcare nurse will have a written protocol from the company medical officer to follow in the case of each type of emergency. Emergency drugs are part of the start-up medical stock as per the amendment. Both drugs and emergency equipment are checked as per defined protocol for accessibility and validity.
COID Management and Injuries on Duty/ Occupational Diseases
‘Injuries on duty’ refers to a personal injury sustained in an accident occurring during the performance of an employees work. An occupational disease is like any other disease but is caused solely or principally by factors specific to the working environment. Workforce Healthcare offers an efficient and effective process with a medical officer who will oversee all injuries on duty and generate the necessary documentation to ensure the efficient flow of the process. This can be read in the procedures established according to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Disease (COID) Act.
s-12-1- (a) Employers must identify hazards employees are exposed to.
s-12-1- (c) Employees employed to work in an area exposed to hazards such as:
- Noise (Regulations for Noise) induced hearing Loss NIHL) Noise above a defined level & a defined period of time must undergo a baseline audiogram within 30 days of employment
s-8 of NIHLR S-8-1 an employer shall establish & maintain a system of medical surveillance for all employees exposed to noise at or above the noise-rating level employees exposed to identified harzards must participate in an ongoing medical surveillance program.
Hazardous Chemical Substances (Regulations for Hazardous Chemical Substances) Must undergo Medical Examinations S-7- (2)-1-a within 14 days
S-16 of Act defines the CEO as the appointed person responsible & liable in their personal capacity
S-38 states if found guilty of failing to comply with the Act, the CEO may be fined or imprisoned.