Unit 05 : Health Screening Measures
To maintain the health of all the workers, it is important that there is provision of basichealth care and related facilities. Diseases are usually caused due to the ill effects of the exposure to various substances at the workplace. Medical examinations at various stages will help the employer to assess whether there is a threat to the health of his employees and take preventive measures against further damage.
Pulmonary function tests and audiometry are some basic tests to detect the damage to the lungs and the ears that are most affected in industrial settings. Simple techniques such as masks, air-filters and other devices go a long way in ensuring a hazard free workplace. After completing this unit, you should be familiar with the following concepts and issues:
- Stages of medical examination in occupational health
- Significance of occupational history
- Pulmonary function tests and their methodology
- Audiometry and prevention of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)
Basic first aid techniques