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Title: Occupational screening
Authors: Vella, Noel
Gauci, Mark
Keywords: Employees -- Medical examinations
Industrial safety
Employee health promotion
Occupational health
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Maltese Medical Journal
Citation: Maltese Medical Journal. 1997, Vol. 9(2), p. 26-32
Abstract: Medical screening of workers is one of the tools often used to assess suitability for work and to attempt to reduce worker ill-health. This article outlines the objectives of the screening process and the basic criteria to be followed in developing a quality programme. It describes the different types of medical examination used in this setting. Screening programmes should be related to hazards specific to the work place as well as to the physical and mental requirements of the job. The guiding principle in the prevention of occupational disease should always be the control of hazardous exposure to prevent harmful effects occurring rather than early detection of harmful effects after they have occurred. The importance of being aware of and abiding by these principles is particularly applicable in the local context.
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