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Occupational Health Standards.

Employer Guide to Regulation, Medical Ethics and Best Practice

Standards

Occupational Health Standards. Know, Assess, Adjust/Control and Monitor

Occupational health standards are determined by; regulationyour common law duty of care to your employees and implied terms in employment contracts.  These standards require you to:

KNOW

That your employee’s fitness to work1 and perform2 is affected by a health condition or that work3 poses a risk to their health when you could reasonably have been expected to do so.

ASSESS

The degree of effect or risk using an adequately trained person.

ADJUST/CONTROL

For the effect or risk taking all reasonably practical steps.

MONITOR

The continued adequacy of adjustments / controls and change them if necessary.

The other pages in this Occupational Health Standards section provide the essential details you need to achieve these fundamental standards.

Sources:
  1. ‘Fitness’ is meant to define your employee’s mental and physical capacity to perform at work.[]
  2. ‘Performance’ is meant to include; attendance, time keeping, demonstrating behaviours, accepting responsibilities, owning accountabilities and delivering outputs reasonably expected of your employee.[]
  3. ‘Work’ is meant to include your employee’s; duties, equipment, working pattern, working environment, conditions, demands and exposures.[]