A healthy workforce ensures healthy production
16 Sep 2016
The annual medical examination for Tannery personnel took place from 12 to 14 September 2016 at the Meatco factory clinic and was conducted by an occupational health practitioner.
Meatco understands that employee health and wellbeing influence whether people work at their peak. This is an important success factor for both individual and organisational performance.
One of the Tannery personnel with the Meatco Clinic nurse during the medical examination
According to Meatco Health & Safety Manager, Mieszko Thomas this was the first ever Occupational Health Medical Surveillance examinations referred to as the Baseline Medical Examinations conducted for the Okapuka Tannery personnel in line with the scope of the Health Risk Assessment (HRA) to assess hazards and risk associated with the working environment. The Occupational Health Medical Surveillance examinations identified as per HRA consisted of employee physical examination, audiometry, spirometry and eye / vision testing which were conducted by an Occupational Health Practitioner, Food Handlers Medicals covered liver function test (LFT), full blood count (FBC), Vidal testing and a nose swabs to cater for the full spectrum of employees safety, health and product safety.
An employee having his vision tested
Besides protecting people and the environment, action on health and safety can also make a major contribution to business success. Not only will it help stop accidents and work related ill health among staff, but it will reduce accident losses, improve profit and loss statement and lift overall efficiency.
Meatco Occupational Health Clinic incorporates Food Handlers Medical, Occupational Health Medical Surveillance, Primary Health Care and Injury On Duty Management to all Meatco staff. Ensuring a safety and healthy workforce is at the heart of Meatco as an industry leader through continuous support, dedication and allocation of resources to improve the health and safety of Meatco employees.