Guidance for appointed doctors on the Work in Compressed Air Regulations 1996

Medical surveillance of workers undertaking work in compressed air

Date of publication:
Series code:
MS35 (rev 1)

Who this guidance is for: Appointed Doctors

This document contains guidance for appointed doctors and may also be of interest to compressed-air workers and their employers.

It sets out how appointed doctors should conduct medical surveillance on compressed-air workers.

This revised version has been updated to reflect the current evidence base and

expert opinion. It includes a new section explaining how appointed doctors should use the guidance and a number of sections have been updated including ones on:

  • obesity
  • the musculoskeletal system – dysbaric osteonecrosis
  • the endocrine system – diabetes
  • exercise testing

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Updated: 2021-03-23