Home / Resources RESOURCES OUR SUCCESS STORIES The driver suffered a leg fracture after an accident at work and was unable to return to work. The company conducted a fitness for work assessment to evaluate his ability to return safely. He underwent functional capacity evaluation and physiotherapy, and after 3 months of modifications to his duties and workplace, he successfully returned to work. Case Study 1: A Driver with Leg Fracture The following employees received fitness for work assessments to determine their ability to return to work safely After a plantation operator suffered a stroke, the human resource team was uncertain if the operator could return to work safely. We provided a fitness for work assessment and collaborated with the SOCSO Return to Work case manager. We recommended modifications to the operator's duties and workstation. With these adjustments, the operator was able to return to work successfully. Case Study 2 : A Plantation Operator who suffered a stroke The following employees received fitness for work assessments to determine their ability to return to work safely These case studies and success stories illustrate the significance of effective fitness for work assessments. Value of partnering with an occupational health consultation company to offer guidance and support to employees who have faced workplace injuries or health conditions. By offering personalized recommendations and accommodations, employees can return to work safely and successfully while prioritizing their health and wellbeing. Conclusion Case Study 1 & 2 The company requested that audiometry tests be conducted for all factory employees. We advised the HSE team to refer to the Noise Risk Assessment (NRA) for Similar Exposure Group (SEG) which exceed noise exposure limit (NEL) to select appropriate employees for audiometry in accordance with the Noise Exposure Regulations 2019. Case Study 3: Paper manufacturing factory We provide a comprehensive and evidence-based Hearing Conservation Program to protect employees from hearing loss caused by exposure to occupational noise Our subject matter expert conducted training for Hearing Conservation Administrators within the HSE team to oversee progress, evaluate performance, and review effectiveness. A common challenge encountered was the unclear definition of SEGs, resulting in the failure to accurately identify at-risk workers. We recommended that the company review the NRA and explicitly define the relevant SEGs. Case Study 4: A utility company We provide a comprehensive and evidence-based Hearing Conservation Program to protect employees from hearing loss caused by exposure to occupational noise A safety and health officer informed that numerous employees were notified to DOSH as having permanent Standard Threshold Shift (STS) in past years After examining the NRA and previous audiograms, it was discovered that all employees were sent for audiometry, and baseline audiograms had not been reviewed for a prolonged period Consequently, employees who were not exposed to excessive noise at work and those whose baseline audiograms had not been reviewed were reported to DOSH. We recommended that the company refer to the specific SEG above the Noise Exposure Limit (NEL) and review the baseline audiograms in accordance with the Industry Code of Practice for Management of Occupational Noise Exposure and Hearing Conservation 2019. Case Study 5: A food manufacturing factory We provide a comprehensive and evidence-based Hearing Conservation Program to protect employees from hearing loss caused by exposure to occupational noise www.oshmed.com.my Helping your business stay healthy and safe!