Health Monitoring vs Exposure Monitoring

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Health Monitoring and Exposure Monitoring – Do You Understand the Difference?

These terms are often used interchangeably but they are quite different and both very important to manage the health of your team. 

Health monitoring is where tests are conducted on the person’s body to assess their health and determine if there have been any changes to their health. Health monitoring includes hearing tests (audiometry), pre-employment checks, and urine sampling to check for heavy metals. 

Exposure monitoring is where a workers exposure to a health hazard in the workplace is assessed. This can be done by measuring the amount of substance at their breathing zone by placing equipment on the worker while they carry out their work.

For more information check out this Worksafe factsheet or contact one of our Occupational hygienists at info@chemsafety.co.nz


For more information on exposure monitoring and what you should look for in an exposure monitoring programme watch our webinar on YouTube