These health surveillance guidelines have been developed to provide information on the requirements for the monitoring of personal health of employees as well as students at the University of Wollongong.
Health surveillance is the systematic monitoring of individuals who through the risk management process, have been identified as been exposed to potential hazards that require health monitoring.
The primary aim of health surveillance is to:
- Contribute to the detection of hazards and assessment of risk;
- Prevent and detect at an early stage any adverse health effects on employees and students;
- Assist in the evaluation of risk control measures.
Typical hazards which require health surveillance include:
- Hazardous substances including carcinogens;
- Environment, e.g. sun;
- Radiation, including x-ray, sealed and unsealed sources;
Download the Health Surveillance Guidelines
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Need more information? Please call the WHS Unit on extension 3931.