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HEALTHCARE PREVENTION

Health Vigilance is defined by the following characteristics:

   Specific: carried out in accordance with the risks inherent in each workplace

   Voluntary: the informed consent of the employee must always be obtained, even where there are legal obligations.

   Confidential:  The medical information will be available to the employee, the medical services responsible for their health and the healthcare authority.

   Prolonged: it is prolonged beyond the working relationship in those cases where the effects on the health of the workers so dictates.

   Documented: documentation must be prepared and preserved with regard to the results and conclusions of the state of health of the employees.  All the medical examinations will be complimented with a personalised medical report, wherein the conclusion and recommendations about the health of the employee will be documented.

riesgo laboral prevencion de saludThe Medical Examination is the combination of medical-preventive interventions performed on the employee depending on the risk he or she is exposed to and consists of the following interventions:


    Clinical-occupational history
    Physical examination with apparatus in accordance with the medical protocol of application depending on the risk evaluation.
    Anthropometric study
    Specific complementary tests.  A specific protocol is applied, wherein the instrumental complementary tests to be applied to each of the employees will be determined, depending on the occupational risk they are exposed to.

The clinical team – basic instruments used in the practice of complementary examinations consist of:

    Spirometer, for the evaluation of respiratory risks

    Audiometer, for the evaluation of risks derived from occupational exposure to noise

    Otoscopy, for the examination of the external auditory channel

    Electrocardiogram, in accordance with cardiovascular prevention programmes

    Vision control, for the evaluation of visual acuity and alterations in the continual use of Data Viewing Screens.

    Analysis of biological parameters, to determine the general state of health and/or specific biological indicators in accordance with evaluated risks.

Within Health Vigilance the following types of Healthcare Examinations are identified according to the moment at which they are applied:

    Initial Health Examination: Carried out once the employee has taken up his or her position, with prior knowledge of the position to be held.  The state of health of the employee is evaluated to detect the existence of pathologies incompatible with their position and to establish their state of health prior to exposure to occupational risk, thereby determining the medical-occupational aptitude for the tasks to be performed in his or her position.

    Periodic Health Examination: The health evaluation is carried out at regular intervals, depending on the specific medical vigilance protocol to be applied and with the frequency recommended by the Protocols of the Ministry of Health and Consumption and those of the Evaluation of Risks.

    Health examination due to change of work position or conditions of same:  will be carried out at the time the employee begins the new tasks as part of his or her work position which presuppose certain previously non-existent risks, or at the moment at which the employee changes position with exposure to occupational risks different to the previous position.

    Health examination due to Reincorporation after an absence from work due to health issues: A health examination will be carried out on those workers who are absent from their work positions for health reasons, whether through Temporary Incapacity due to Common or Occupational Contingencies, and which through their serious nature may have affected the employee aptitude.  Its objective will be to recommend the pertinent protective measures.

Preparation of documentation and records.

Classification of Occupational Aptitude.  Each employee will be given his or her occupational aptitude report as well as the results of the health examination specific to their position.
The company will receive two types of report:

    A personalised occupational aptitude report for each of its employees
    A collective relation of aptitude classifications, once all the employees have completed their health examinations.

Conclusive report of Health Vigilance activities

Annually, a report containing the Health Vigilance conclusions will be provided, which will form part of the annual Prevention Service Report.  Said document will provide full information about the activities carried out as part of this Service.


Other documentation

otra documentación    From the Health Vigilance Department, the company will be issued with all documentation considered to be pertinent.