In the workplace, employers have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of their employees. This includes appointing a competent medical examiner and activating surveillance. In this article, we will look at the employer’s duty to appoint a competent medical examiner and their obligation to activate surveillance.
Duty of Employer to Appoint Competent Medical Examiner
Under Italian law, employers are obligated to appoint a competent medical examiner to assess the medical conditions of their employees. This medical examiner must be specialized in occupational medicine, and must be approved by the local health authority. The medical examiner is responsible for ensuring that all employees are medically fit to perform their duties and that they are not exposed to any undue risk. The medical examiner must also report any cases of occupational illness or injury, as well as any other health-related issues that may affect the employee’s ability to work.
Employer’s Obligation to Activate Surveillance
In addition to appointing a competent medical examiner, employers are also obligated to activate surveillance. This involves monitoring the health and safety of employees on a regular basis. The employer must also take steps to prevent occupational illnesses or injuries. These steps may include providing safety training, implementing safety procedures, and providing protective equipment. The employer must also ensure that any hazardous materials or substances are properly handled and stored.
It is the responsibility of employers to ensure the health and safety of their employees. This includes appointing a competent medical examiner and activating surveillance. By doing so, employers can ensure that their employees are fit to work and that they are not exposed to any undue risk.