Guidance for doctors on medical surveillance of workers doing non-licensed work with asbestos
The document provides guidance for doctors on conducting medical surveillance of workers doing non-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 doctors should carry out medical surveillance to check for indications of these diseases.
It replaces the previous guidance for doctors, published in 2012.
Changes since the last edition:
- The section on referrals has been removed, as has the respiratory symptom questionnaire and certificate of medical examination, which are available in the forms section on HSE’s website
- This edition updates references to legislation (eg RIDDOR) and links to further guidance