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Occupational Health Services

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Occupational Health Services

 

The Occupational Safety and Health Act No. 15 of 2007 obligates the occupier to ensure the safety, health, and welfare of all persons lawfully present at workplace and to develop a safe and healthy work environment without risk to workers’ health in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances.

Our team has extensive experience in the design of new protocols for the biomonitoring of new compounds. Pathologists Lancet Kenya invites the mining and industry sector to take advantage of the extensive testing, monitoring, and consulting services provided by our company which is a SANAS accredited Occupational and Industrial Health Unit.

Pathologists Lancet Kenya can partner with you to provide the following services:

The goal of biological monitoring is to monitor the worker for exposure to potentially harmful agents. During analysis, we measure the actual levels of suspected chemicals, their metabolites, or the products of its reaction with certain natural compounds in the body, such as proteins. Testing is done on blood and body fluids.

Risk of developing an occupational-related disease may result from a combination of factors. Exposure to chemicals, age, sex, genetic background, nutrition and lifestyle, all contribute to each individuals risk profile.

Our health professionals can test for exposure for 20 of the most common metals and solvents: Lead, Manganese, Copper, Chromium, Mercury, and Vanadium, as well as Benzene, Hexane, MEK, and Toluene.

We offer a personalised cumulative report, making it easy to monitor workers for exposure to chemicals.

Drugs of abuse testing can be done using a rapid system (qualitative) or Tandem Mass Spectrometry for accurate quantitative analysis. The turnaround time will be linked to the specific method used ranging from one hour to seven days.

Alcohol Abuse Testing

Alcohol levels can be done with us, as well as the CDT (carbohydrate deficient transferrin) and gamma GT tests offered by us assists with the diagnosis of chronic alcohol use and alcoholism.

PLK provides a comprehensive HIV testing programme including monitoring of HIV treatment, therapeutic drug monitoring and genotyping (resistance testing). Along with testing, we also offer pre and post-test counselling for:

  • Self-referral patients
  • Those who have tested HIV positive without receiving counselling
  • Adherence to treatment

Lancet Laboratories SA’s GeneXpert (Cepheid®, Xpert®MTB/RIF) rapid test, recently endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), provides patients throughout South Africa and Africa with an accurate and early diagnosis of TB within twenty four hours, compared to other testing methods that can take up to three months.

Employee wellness management is part of the four pillars of strength in the workplace and goes hand in hand with HIV and TB monitoring, biological monitoring and a comprehensive Health and Safety programme. Employee wellness initiatives, including corporate wellness days, can help to improve workplace morale and performance, and help to reduce absenteeism.

To ensure employees get the most out of their corporate wellness days, We can provide pathology tests and health screening services accordingly to meet your company's needs.

Our wellness day can be tailor-made programme with onsite tests and health-screening services. These services are offered to companies free of charge on an annual basis.The results of these tests are available to employees on the day of testing:

  • Finger-prick fasting or random Glucose
  • Finger-prick Cholesterol testing
  • HIV testing via finger prick. All positive results will be followed up with an ELISA test
  • Blood pressure
  • BMI and waist circumference measurements

We provide the following laboratory-based pathology tests and health-screening services. These tests are required to be processed in a laboratory. Test results will be available to employees several days to a week after testing. Onsite Phlebotomy for these tests and other services are available to companies on request:

  • TSH
  • PSA (men over 40)
  • Pap smear examinations
  • HIV ELISA
  • Health education and training conducted by one of our specialist pathologists – available free of charge on request

One must consider all risk factors for Cardiovascular disease when evaluating an individual`s Cholesterol status. The more risk factors a person has, in combination with undesirable lipid levels, the greater the risk of developing Cardiovascular disease.

Pathology tests and wellness services provided by Pathologists Lancet Kenya assess these risk factors: high Blood pressure, increased Body Mass Index (BMI), Diabetes and high Total Cholesterol. If an employee’s Total Cholesterol is high, Lancet will recommend an additional lipid testing to assess for high LDL Cholesterol and low HDL Cholesterol (Lipogram).

We can also provide a healthy eating plan to help employees reduce Cholesterol and manage Diabetes.