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Health Services and First Aid

Adapted from content excerpted from Better Work, a partnership of IFC and the International Labour Organization

The employer should arrange for prompt first-aid treatment. Appropriate first aid supplies should be readily accessible, and workers should be trained in first aid. National law may require onsite medical staff and medical facilities. 

Workers should undergo pre-employment and periodic medical checks.  Additionally, workers who may be exposed to work-related hazards caused by hazardous chemicals, air pollution, noise or vibration should have medical checks provided at no cost. The workers should have access to their results. Safety and health risks to pregnant or nursing workers should be considered and addressed.

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