Occupational Healthcare


Potchefstroom Campus

Medical health screening of employees

  • History taking
  • Physical examination
  • Weight, height – determining of BMI
  • Vision test
  • Lung-function test
  • Hearing test
  • Adhering to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 (OHS Act)
  • Adhering to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 61 of 1997 (COID Act)
  • Promoting the well-being of workers
  • Preventing ill health caused by working conditions
  • Protecting employees from risks in their workplace


PROMOTION = Early detection

  • Health screening to detect illnesses early

PREVENTION = Vaccination

  • Flu
  • Meningitis (when sharing cups, droplets)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
  • Hepatitis A (caused by contaminated food and water)
  • Hepatitis B (spread by blood, semen and other bodily fluids)


Management of health hazards:

  • Chemical hazards
  • Physical hazards
  • Biological hazards
  • Psycho-social  hazards
  • Ergonomic hazards


Injury on duty: risks for injury on duty

Occupational hygiene surveys – measuring of health risks

  • Air monitoring for dust
  • Chemical substance exposure
  • Noise
  • Ventilation
  • Temperature