Occupational Health Care

Legislation

Every employer is obliged to conclude a contract on industrial preventive care with a health care facility that is independent of the employer concerned (individual employees are not permitted to chose their physician for occupational health care) - Decree of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs No. 145/1988 Coll. on the Convention on Occupational Health Services (No. 161), Act No. 48/1997 on Public Health Insurance, and Act No. 258/2000 on Public Health Protection.

Major tasks of occupational health care are defined as follows:

  • evaluation of the work environment and potential risk factors;
  • evaluation of working conditions and their health impact;
  • continuous monitoring of the development of risk factors at workplaces;
  • development of individual and concrete proposals of industrial preventive care for individual companies;
  • assessment of the employee health status in terms of initial, periodic and closing examinations;
  • provision of a wide range of specialised health care within the policlinic;
  • individual approach;
  • specialised consulting for employers and employees, including the consulting on work categorisation;
  • first aid provision in the event of injuries and sudden deterioration of the health status.

Act No. 20/1966 Coll. on Care for People’s Health, as last amended, Decree of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs No. 145/1988 Coll. on the Convention on Occupational Health Services (No. 161), Act No. 258/2000 Coll. on Public Health Protection, Government Order No. 178/2001 Coll. laying down Conditions for Employee Health Protection at Work, Decree No. 89/2001 Coll. laying down Conditions for Work Categorisation.

Our health care facility together with our contractual partner is able to meet all legislative requirements for occupational health care.

Source: www.medicover.com

See also:

Occupational health care examinations
Surveillance
Impact of a Working Environment Evaluation