Hazardous Substance Health Monitoring

Health monitoring (or Health Surveillance) is the monitoring of a worker to identify changes in their health status because of exposure to hazardous chemicals or asbestos through their working environment. It involves experienced doctors examining and supervising the health monitoring of your workers to see if the exposure to hazardous chemicals or asbestos at work is affecting their health. If you are not sure and need to discuss your concerns or workplace exposure please contact our Specialist Team for assistance.

The Sonic HealthPlus Specialist Services Team are available to discuss any concerns or questions regarding workplace exposure.

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Substances
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Substance which require Health Monitoring

The information below is taken from regulation 436 (asbestos) and Schedule 14 to the WHS Regulations.

Acrylonitrile

Arsenic (inorganic)

Asbestos

Benzene

Cadmium

Chromium (inorganic)

Creosote

Isocyanates

Lead (inorganic)

Mercury (inorganic)

4,4’-Methylene bis(2-chloroaniline) (MOCA)

Organophosphate pesticides

Pentachlorophenol (PCP)

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)

Silica, crystalline

Thallium

Vinyl chloride

Some hazardous chemicals which may require health monitoring:

Below are some examples of hazardous chemicals and testing methods which are not listed in schedule 14 of the WHS Regulations where you may wish to consider implementing a health monitoring program for your workers. 

Antimony

Arsenic (inorganic) - Urinary inorganic arsenic by speciation (inorganic arsenic plus methylated metabolites)

Benzene - urinary S-phenylmercapturic acid (s-PMA)

Beryllium

Butanone (methyl ethyl ketone, MEK)

Carbon disulphide

Chromium (inorganic) - Urinary chromium

Cobalt

Creosote - Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene

Cyclophosphamide

Dichloromethane

Ethyl benzene

Fluorides (including soluble fluorides and aluminium fluoride)

Isocyanates - Urinary isocyanate metabolite

4-methylpentan-2-one (methyl isobutyl ketone) MIBK

Nickel

Organophosphate pesticides

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)

Styrene

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)

Toluene

Trichloroethylene

Vinyl chloride - Annual liver function tests (AST, ALT, GGT, ALP, and bilirubin)

Uranium

Xylene

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