What is Occupational Health?
The basic principles of occupational health practice are to promote health at work and to protect the health of the worker. It involves a two-way relationship between work and health. It is as much related to the effects of the working environment on the health of the worker as to the influence of the workers’ state of health on their ability to perform the tasks for which they are employed to do.
A.B Health aims to support the organisation in managing their legal responsibilities in relation to employee Health and welfare in conjunction with the Health and safety at work Act.
Occupational Health Services for businesses in and around the North East
DSE Workstation Assessments
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 apply to workers who use DSE daily, for an hour or more at a time. Incorrect use of DSE or poorly designed workstations or work environments can lead to pain in the neck, shoulders, backs, arms, wrists and hands as well as fatigue and eye strain.
We support companies making Pre Employment screenings a routine part of their employment process, to ensure new employees with established health issues are adequately supported on their commencement in line with Disability Discrimination Law and to ensure they are fit to fulfill the requirements of the role.
Health Surveillance is required under the COSHH regulations 2002 though it is never an alternative to proper control of exposure. A.B. Health Ltd can assist you with your skin surveillance / management programme.
Other Occupational Health Services
Respiratory Function Testing
Respiratory sensitisers are substances which have the potential to cause sensitisation (allergy) such as rhinitis and occupational asthma.
Fork Lift Truck Assessments
A.B. Health Ltd offer Full on site Fork Lift Truck (FLT) medical assessment. All Fork Lift Truck medicals are carried out in accordance with the HS (G) 6 medical standards.
Biological monitoring can be used to indicate how much of a chemical has entered the body. It involves measuring the chemical an employee is exposed to at work (or what it breaks down into) in a sample of their breath, urine or blood.
Occupational audiometry is a screening technique used to detect early damage to hearing from exposure to noise. Identifying any damage early allows for remedial action in the workplace and if necessary a medical referral.