First Practice Management
- Posted Monday June 24, 2013
HSE: Health Surveillance
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have published clear guidelines on health surveillance in the workplace. Health surveillance may be required if your workers are exposed to hazardous substances or practices, and is designed to identify exposure risks and enable employers to take mitigating or corrective action at an early stage. The need to undertake surveillance will be identified as part of your risk assessment procedures.
HSE have published a consultation on the Approved Code of Practice for Legionnaires' disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems (L8).
This consultation provides an opportunity to comment on whether or not the draft provides legal clarification and proportionate advice in low risk scenarios. The consultation is open until 23 August 2013