As the health of your staff is paramount to Acumed, workplace health promotion efforts and occupational health services make up the cornerstone of our care.
AcuMed provides one-stop solutions for various occupational health and safety services required in the workplace. Our clinics have comprehensive facilities to conduct fitness to work assessment, health screenings, occupational and statutory medical examinations.
We also help companies on their health education and training programmes and we can provide advice to help you abide with the statutory requirements required by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or other occupational health standards.
After 45 years of looking after corporate clients in the various industries, we strive to provide comprehensive, high quality healthcare and greater convenience for you and your team.
Occupational Health Services
Occupational Health Services amongst others include:
Pre-employment/ Re-engagement medical examination
These pre-employment medical examinations and re-engagement medical examinations are essential tools to determine whether an employee is fit to perform his job without risk to himself or others. Whatever the industry, the health and safety of your staff is essential and is key to optimizing the company’s productivity.
Typically, such medical examinations will involve assessing the individual’s medical background, as well as check for any chronic conditions, and infectious diseases. The details of the pre-employment / re-engagement checks will depend on the industry, nature of work, and age of the employee.
AcuMed is able to provide these medical examinations that are customized to your company’s needs and requirements.
Fitness to return to work examination
Workers returning to work after a serious illness or injury may pose a hazard to himself or others. Fitness to return to work is a medical assessment done when an employer wishes to be sure an employee can safely do a specific job or task.
Our Designated Workplace Doctor will assess the individual and take into account the job scope, industry and individual medical condition. Thereafter, we will provide recommendations to the company. Such recommendations will include suitability of the individual to return to work, as well as any changes or modifications to job scope necessary.
Statutory Medical examination
Under the Workplace Safety and Health (Statutory Medical Examinations) Guideline, workers exposed to certain health hazards during their work are required to undergo periodic medical examinations. This enable early detection of occupational illnesses and prevent excessive exposure of your staff to workplace hazards, thereby protecting from the harmful effects of the workplace hazards. These medical examinations can only be performed by Designated Workplace Doctors (DWDs) registered with the Ministry of Manpower. AcuMed has experienced DWDs to conduct the tests and assess the workers.
The hazards requiring Statutory Medical Examinations include:
- Arsenic and its compounds
- Cadmium and its compounds
- Compressed air environments
- Lead and its compounds
- Manganese and its compounds
- Mercury and its compounds
- Free Silica
- Tar, Pitch, Bitumen and Creosote
- Vinyl chloride monomer
If your employees are exposed to any of the above hazards, you are required to perform a pre-placement examination, as well as periodic screenings to monitor the health condition of your employees. More information on each of the hazards can be found here.
Also, here is the list of other notifiable Occupational Disease in Singapore. If any of your employees have the following diseases, you will need to inform the Ministry of Manpower.
- Aniline poisoning
- Beryllium poisoning
- Carbamate poisoning
- Cyanide poisoning
- Diseases caused by ionizing radiation
- Diseases caused by excessive heat
- Hydrogen Sulphide poisoning
- Liver angiosarcoma
- Occupational asthma
- Occupational skin cancers
- Occupational skin diseases
- Phosphorus poisoning
- Poisoning by carbon monoxide gas
- Poisoning by carbon disulphide
- Poisoning by oxides of nitrogen
- Poisoning from halogen derivatives of hydrocarbon compounds
- Musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb
- Toxic anaemia
- Toxic hepatitis
Hearing Conservation Programme
Hearing conservation program (HCP) helps companies to manage the noise hazard so as to prevent Noise- Induced Deafness (NID) which is irreversible.
The components of the programme include:
- Noise surveys to identify noisy areas or activities
- Implementation of noise control meausre where feasible
- Putting up signages on hearing protector usage in noisy areas
- Conducting statutory medical examinations for all workers exposed to excessive noise
- Providing suitable hearing protectors to all exposed employees
- Educating and training all employees on the importance of adequate hearing protector usage, correct fit and proper maintenance
Workers exposed to noise exceeding the permissible exposure limit and duration, as specified in the Workplace Safety and Health (Noise) Regulations 2011 are required to undergo periodic audiometric examinations.
Acumed Medical Group of clinics are equipped with capabilities to perform audiometry examination by accredited audiometricians.
Respiratory Protection Programme
Toxic or harmful substances present in dusts, fogs, smokes or fumes can enter the workers’ bodies through inhalation. A respiratory protection programme is important to prevent the exposure of workers to these airborne hazards.
This program involves:
- regular environmental monitoring of the hazard
- engineering control to reduce the hazard where practicable
- selection and provision of suitable respirators
- supervision to ensure proper fit and consistent usage
- proper maintenance of respirators
- training in the use and care of respirators
- medical examinations for fitness to use respirators.
Acumed Medical Group of clinics have the capability to perform spirometry for the evaluation for fitness to use respirators.
Accredited Designated Medical Examiners for Pilots
Under the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) medical requirements, to apply for any of the CAAS flight crew licenses or air traffic controllers, the person must have a valid Medical Assessment of the relevant class. A Licensing Medical Examination (LME) can only be conducted by a Designated Medical Examiners (DMEs) appointed by CAAS. AcuMed has doctors who are CAAS Designated Medical Examiners and we provide the following services:
- Licensing Medical Examination (LME) renewal for pilots and Air Traffic Controllers
- Aeromedical Review
Occupational Consultancy Services
As your trusted occupational health provider, we endeavor to provide up-to-date and relevant occupational advice to companies and their employees to help them prevent any occurrence of occupational diseases and create a safe workplace.
Our occupational consultancy services include:
Personal Protective Equipments (PPE)
Protective equipments such as helmets, gloves and goggles are worn to protect workers from work injuries or hazards. Depending on the working environment and job scope, different companies may require different kind of PPE. Our DWDs will be able to advise on the PPE required to protect your workers.
Ergonomics and musculoskeletal problems are often found in workplace due to factors such as poor workplace design, wrong lifting posture or repetitive movements. We would be able to provide guidance on prevention and management of such work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
Occupational and Health Promotion Health Talks
We offer a wide range of health talks and workshops, such as DIabetes Mellitus and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. Apart from our regular programmes, we can customize talks to suit your purpose.
Below are some of the common workplace-related health topics we provide for our corporate clients:
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Noise-induced Hearing Loss
- Physical Activity
- Stress Management
- Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Workplace Injury (Hand)