Medical surveillance programs for construction workers

Occup Med. 1995 Apr-Jun;10(2):421-33.


In summary, the basic medical examination and carefully documented work and medical history are essential parts of the health examinations of construction workers. To achieve their best potential in preventing occupational and chronic diseases, the examinations should be conducted by professionals who know the working conditions in construction and have a positive attitude toward preventive medicine. One important aspect of these examinations is the opportunity to trigger workplace investigations, followed by exposure reduction. Simultaneously, such examinations provide an opportunity for health education of the worker and an education about work-related health problems for the health care provider.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Environmental Monitoring* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Facility Design and Construction*
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Health Promotion
  • Humans
  • Occupational Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Physical Examination / classification*