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Health surveillance in the foundry industry.


Provides guidance for all those responsible for health surveillance in the foundry industry. Union and safety representatives may also find it useful. Contents: Who should read this booklet? Why carry out health surveillance? When should you carry out health surveillance? What is health surveillance? Assessing the need for health surveillance; Who is likely to be at risk in the foundry? How is health surveillance carried out? What do you do with the results of health surveillance? Health records. Also includes an example health record form, example of a completed health surveillance conclusions section and examples of where surveillance will be needed if a risk assessment shows worker exposure may lead to a related ill-health effect.


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HSC. Foundries Industry Advisory Committee
Date of Publication
HSE Books
22 pages
Free leaflet / Information sheet
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Health surveillance in the foundry industry.