Health monitoring means monitoring of a person to identify changes in the person’s health status because of exposure to certain substances.
Health monitoring may include:
- consultation, for example, answering questions regarding previous occupational and medical history or lifestyle, for example dietary, smoking and drinking habits and discussing with the worker how this may affect their health.
- a physical examination, for example skin checks or a spirometry (lung function) test
- clinical tests, for example, urine or blood samples