Overview

This checklist is to be used with the Health monitoring for persons conducting a business undertaking guide.

Actions

  • Inform your worker or potential worker of health monitoring requirements before your worker carries out work with the hazardous chemical.
  • Provide your worker with a copy of Health Monitoring guide for workers.
  • Engage a registered medical practitioner with experience in health monitoring to carry out or supervise the health monitoring program.
  • Provide the registered medical practitioner with information about the work and the work environment, hazardous chemicals your worker may be exposed to and control measures as described in this guide.
  • In consultation with the registered medical practitioner, decide on the type and frequency of health monitoring while considering the hazardous chemicals being used and regulatory requirements in the WHS Regulations.
  • Check in with the registered medical practitioner to ensure they have conducted or supervised the health monitoring program
  • Get a copy of section one of the health monitoring report and:
    • identify the record as a confidential record about your worker, and
    • keep the record at least 30 years after the record is made or 40 years for work with asbestos.
  • Provide a copy of section one of the health monitoring report to:
    • your worker
    • other PCBUs who have a duty to provide health monitoring for your worker, and
    • where indicated, to the regulator.
  • Inform your worker about the outcomes of the health monitoring including who has a copy.

Take action where the health monitoring report has the following

  • The worker is fit for work with the hazardous chemical 
    • No specific action.
    • The worker can start or continue with work with the hazardous chemical.
  • The worker is fit to resume work with the hazardous chemical 
    • If your worker had been removed from work with a specific hazardous chemical, your worker is now considered medically fit to work with the hazardous chemical
    • The worker can resume work with the hazardous chemical.
  • Biological monitoring results show unacceptable exposure levels 
    • Review control measures
    • For lead risk work, give a copy of the report to the regulator and remove your worker from lead risk work.
  • Review workplace control measures  
    • Give a copy of the report to the regulator.
    • Review control measures.
  • Remove your worker from work with the hazardous chemical 
    • Give a copy of the report to the regulator.
    • Review control measures.
    • Remove your worker from work with that specific hazardous chemical.

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