Medical Screening and Surveillance
Medical screening is a method for detecting disease or body dysfunction before an individual would normally seek medical care. Screening tests are usually administered to individuals without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain adverse health outcomes. The following references provide information about medical screening and clinical evaluation.
- Screening and Surveillance: A Guide to OSHA Standards (PDF*). OSHA Publication 3162, (2000). Provides a reference guide to help you locate and implement the screening and surveillance requirements of the OSHA standards.
- Proceedings of the VIIth International Pneumoconioses Conference. US Department of Human Health Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 90-108, (1988, August).
- Wiley Online Library. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 37.1(2000, January): 1-157. Offers a series of clinical practice review articles, written by clinicians for clinicians, on a variety of occupational diseases.
- Specific Medical Tests or Examinations Published in the Literature for OSHA-Regulated Substances. US Department of Human Health Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-110, (2004, December). Lists the specific medical tests published in the literature for OSHA regulated substances and includes updates of OSHA mandated tests and NIOSH/OSHA recommendations.
- Murthy, L.I. and W.E. Halperin. "Medical Screening and Biological Monitoring: A Guide to the Literature for Physicians." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 37.2(1995, February): 170-184. Summarizes recommended medical tests (including biologic monitoring) by independent investigators as well as OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Provides guidance to occupational health professionals in accessing the pertinent literature.
- Terry, T.M. and G. Ryan. "Making Sense of OSHA Standards with Medical Requirements: Part 1." Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 13.3(1998, March): 144-148.
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