OH4HO supports companies and businesses in complying with their legal obligations such as those set out in the COSHH Regulations 2002. These seek to protect people from ill health caused by exposure to hazardous substances. This support takes the form of health surveillance activity that aims to identify and monitor health risks to employees that will help prevent work related ill health. OH4HO can undertake a variety of on-site health surveillance activities and assessments to suit particular business needs and risks.
For example, employees working with substances potentially hazardous to the lungs should, on a regular basis, complete a questionnaire and undergo a clinical test. Competent in Spirometry, OH4HO can offer lung-function testing services to its clients. Similarly and again under COSHH Regulations, employees working with substances potentially hazardous to skin are required to complete a questionnaire and undergo a clinical examination on a periodic basis, both of which can be provided by OH4HO.
According to The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, over 1 million employees in Great Britain are exposed to levels of noise that put their hearing at risk of temporary or permanent loss. Under these Regulations employers are required to identify and assess risks from exposure to noise and to eliminate and reduce these where possible. OH4HO provides a complete Audiometry service covering testing, analysis, advice and referral.
Companies whose employees are required to operate hand-held vibrating power tools need to be aware of The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and of the risk to those employees from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). OH4HO personnel, having successfully completed the Faculty of Occupational Medicine approved training can offer hand/arm vibration assessments using the Health and Safety Executive approved tiered surveillance approach.