WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SCREENING?
An occupational health screening is a comprehensive examination of each employee’s health to help detect abnormalities in the body related to repeated exposure in a particular working environment of the employee. This assessment is performed by doctors with appropriate expertise and requires specialized medical equipment for measurement examination at medical facilities or workers’ workplaces.
Although the industrial revolution produces numerous jobs for thousands of people, employees can face many health risks with the nature of work. For example, workers in the industrial field can be infected with diseases such as:
- Lead poisoning and lead compounds
- Benzene poisoning and its homologous compounds
- Mercury poisoning
- TNT poisoning (Trinitrotoluene)
- Arsenic poisoning and arsenic compounds
- Green Tobacco Sickness
- Insecticide poisoning