Q & A surveillance

Advice for employers on Health Surveillance for Hand-arm Vibration

Feedback from the Health Surveillance Q&A session

How can employers get a better health surveillance service?


Increased communication and co-operation between employers and Occupational Health Service Providers (OHSP) would be beneficial. The latter to be invited to visit the workplace.


What can HSE, the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) and suppliers do to help?

How should providers sell health surveillance packages?


What would motivate employers to provide good quality health surveillance?


Employers would probably pay careful attention to the need for quality health surveillance if they were aware of the potential cost of HAV-related claims in the civil courts.