Workplace Safety & Health
Bethesda Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) Unit provides solutions to the occupational health and safety services required in your workplace.
- Our Designated Workplace Doctors – (DWD / DFD) work with companies to improve and maintain their occupational health and safety standards.
- Our medical centre is equipped with comprehensive screening and diagnostic facilities to conduct assessment for fitness to work, health screenings, occupational and statutory pre-placement / periodic medical examinations, as per Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or other occupational health standards.
- We conduct health education and training programmes for companies.
- We provide assistance to aid your company in fulfilling statutory requirements by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and other occupational health standards.
Improving a company’s occupational health and safety standards ensures good business and brand image, and ensure higher employee morale. Workplace health and safety addresses different types of workplace hazards, including:
- Mechanical risk factors – Occupational accidents and injuries
- Physiological strain and heavy physical work
- Musculoskeletal disorders – Strain injuries, low back pain
- Ergonomic factors – Strain injuries, mental stress, lowered productivity and quality of work
- Physical factors – Noise-induced hearing loss, traumatic vasospastic disease
- Chemical factors – Poisoning, cancers, allergies, health effects to various organ systems
- Biological factors – Infections, allergies
- Psychological factors – Psychic stress, work dissatisfaction, burnout, depression, conflicts
Pre-employment / Periodic medical examination
Pre-employment medical examinations and periodic medical examinations will help determine whether an employee is fit to perform his job without risk to himself as well as others. It will assess his suitability for the work scope and identify pre-existing medical condition, including chronic conditions, congenital conditions and infectious diseases.
Fitness to return to work examination
Workers returning to work after a prolonged or serious illness / injury may pose a hazard to himself or others. Our Designated Workplace Doctor will discuss with your company regarding the work scope and job requirement, assess the individual’s medical and health conditions, before making recommendations to your company.
Statutory Medical examination
Workplace Safety and Health (Statutory Medical Examinations) Guideline requires workers who are exposed to certain health hazards during their work to undergo pre-placement and regular periodic medical examinations. Hazards requiring Statutory Medical Examinations include:
Arsenic and its compounds
Cadmium and its compounds
Work in compressed air environment
Lead and its compounds
Manganese and its compounds
Mercury and its compounds
Tar, Pitch, Bitumen and Creosote
Vinyl chloride monomer
NEA Medical Examinations