chapter  11
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Health Surveillance: Anamnestic Screening and Clinical- Functional Assessment

Every country needs to comply with the indications and procedures laid down by its laws and regulations.

In Europe, Council Directive 89/391/EEC requires employers to ensure that workers receive health surveillance, at regular intervals, appropriate to the health and safety risks they incur at work, including exposure to manual handling activities. Health surveillance may be provided as part of a national health system. In most European countries, such health surveillance activities must be carried out by an occupational medicine physician.