Since December 2015, an outbreak of yellow fever (YF) has been ongoing in Angola. As of 10 April 2016, 1,751 suspected cases including 242 deaths (case fatality: 13.8%) have been reported in 17 of 18 provinces; 582 cases have been confirmed. Luanda, the capital of Angola, is the most affected province where 406 confirmed cases […]
Construction Annexure 3
As per the new Construction Regulations of 2014.
It is vital for all construction companies to complete Annexure 3 before sending their employees for their certificates of fitness.
The information on the document needs to be completed before the medical is done in order for the medical practitioners to determine what route to take with […]
HSP Group SA offers Occupational Health skin checks. As with all HSP’s other Medical Surveillance and Medical Screening services, our skin checking service is very convenient, simple to engage and causes minimal disruption with the medical review taking only 10 – 15 minutes per employee.
HSP Occupational Health offers skin surveillance service (on its own or […]
Measels: Africa (Liberia , Chad)
A measles statistic on countries in Central and West Africa has placed Liberia and Chad on top of the epidemic death toll.
Spread through coughing or sneezing, measles is among the world’s most contagious diseases and one of the leading causes of death among children worldwide, especially those who are malnourished, […]
HSP Group Occupational Health offers on-site Spirometry testing or, as it is more often called, lung-function testing service. As with all HSP’s other Medical Surveillance services, our Spirometry tests are very convenient, simple to engage and cause minimal disruption; with each lung-function test only taking 10 – 15 minutes per person.
We only need the use […]
Definition according to The Occupational Health and Safety Act no. 85 of 1993: “Biological Monitoring means a planned programme of periodic collection and analysis of body fluid, tissues, etc. or exhaled air in order to detect and quantify the exposure to or absorption of any substance or organism by persons.”
So, in other words… A company […]
From the Doctor’s desk…
What is A COLD?
The “common cold”, is a highly contagious, viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory system (throat and nose etc.)The disease is generally mild and self-limiting. Patients with common colds often seek professional medical help or use over the counter drugs, and may even miss work days.
What is flu?
What your employee does in his private life CAN influence what happens at work!
It is against the law to be high at work. It is illegal to do anything that will threaten the physical wellbeing of an individual or material property. No one should be permitted to do this at work as the potential impact […]
In the Occupational Health & Safety Act no.85 of 1993, reference is made to ‘medical surveillance’ and is defined as a planned programme of periodic examination (which may include clinical examinations, biological monitoring or medical tests) of employees by an Occupational Health Practitioner or, in prescribed cases, by an Occupational Medical Practitioner.
In addition to the […]
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”
The price of not stopping to understand this simple approach to managing health issues in the workplace costs many organisations millions of Rands annually!
The health profile of employees needs to be carefully considered before organisations embark on a health management programme. The core problems are: the lack […]