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Diana Kloss’s latest blog looks at new FOM ethics guidance on how far OH requires consent to report following statutory health surveillance.

COSHH and other regulations on noise, vibration, lead, asbestos and ionising radiation place a legal obligation on the employer to provide suitable health surveillance, and on the employee to present himself during working hours for the relevant procedure.

However these regulations do not make any provision about the question of whether an OH professional needs the consent of the employee to report to his employer on fitness for work after performing statutory health surveillance, and in the past that has been the subject of debate.

The FOM ethics guidance issued at the end of 2018 now gives revised guidance on this issue.

Read the full blog: Statutory health surveillance: new ethics guidance.