Health surveillance and health protection are part of employers' duty of care in ensuring the health, safety and welfare of their employees. It forms part, but not all, of the controls of the risks of ill health to employees. Certain records should be maintained for all employees who may be exposed to hazards that may cause measurable health harm (such as hazardous substances, noise, vibration, etc) and, in some cases, more comprehensive records must be kept.

This topic describes the legislative requirements, how health surveillance should be carried out, when and by who, and discusses record keeping relating to health surveillance.

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