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Guidance for appointed doctors on medical surveillance of workers doing licensed work with asbestos

Date of publication:
December 2018
Series code:
MS31(rev2)

The document provides guidance for appointed doctors on conducting medical surveillance of workers carrying out licensed work with asbestos for the purposes of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

The guidance explains how to perform initial and periodic medical examinations on workers. It covers the symptoms of various asbestos-related diseases and explains how appointed doctors should carry out medical surveillance to check for indications of these diseases.

It replaces the previous guidance for appointed doctors, published in 2012.

Changes since the last edition:

Updated: 2020-08-25