InMotion May 2021 – Health Monitoring

SafeWork Australia defines health monitoring as “the monitoring of a worker to identify changes in their health status because of exposure to certain substances.” Managing exposure to hazardous substances and the risk of injury or illness to team members or other persons in the workplace is part of a business’s Primary Duty of Care under the Work Health and Safety [model] Act 2011 (the Act).

Organisations should use a combination of risk-based assessments and legislated statutory requirements to identify if and when health monitoring is required. In this InMotion we explore how to determine whether your team members require health monitoring and if so, what is involved in monitoring their health.