Periodic Health Assessment

What is a periodic health assessment?

Airplane on the tarmacPeriodic medical assessments help employers whose workers may be exposed to hazardous chemicals or unsafe work environment to monitor workplace health. Depending on needs of employer and employees periodic medical assessments can be done on monthly or annually basis such that close follow-up on an employee’s health condition may be obtained. Tests are completed and results regularly compared to recognize and identify any health concerns. Our occupational safety officer and physicians can then counsel and educate employers and employees on prevention and treatment recommendations.

Benefits

  • Helps maintain the long-term health of the worker
  • Helps prevent disability and injury
  • Ensures compliance with regulations

Who should receive a periodic health assessment?

Anyone who works with harmful substances or in dangerous working conditions can benefit from a periodic health assessment. Examples of harmful substances include lead, asbestos and pesticides. Example industries include aviation, mining, and transportation.

What is involved in a periodic health assessment?

A periodic health assessment looks at:
  • Worker’s work history
  • Past occupational hazard exposure
  • Past medical history
  • Personal medical history
  • Lifestyle
  • Family history
  • Personal immunization
  • Height and weight
  • Vision
  • WCB certified hearing test
  • Urine drug test
  • Spirometry (lung) test
  • Specific blood test

Learn more

Should you need any further information or wish to schedule an appointment please contact CORE Medical Centre at 604-525-8604, or email appointments@coremedicalcentre.ca