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Occupational Health Services

NUH Wellness Centre:
Occupational Health Services

The effective management of employees' occupational health and workplace safety enhances their overall safety, well-being, and employability.

At the NUH Wellness Centre, our wide comprehensive range of occupational health services is designed to meet the unique needs of different industries. each industry's needs.

Our team of designated workplace doctors (DWDs) and occupational medicine specialists have a deep understanding of the physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial hazards in the workplaces across different industries and how they can potentially cause harm, such as injury or ill health to your employees.

They can work alongside with you and your team to assess and safely manage these hazards at your workplace, improve the overall occupational health and enhance the overall safety and well-being of your employees.

Contact Us

For corporate enquiries about our occupational health services, please email to [email protected]

Our occupational health services are provided by The Wellness Centre at National University Hospital (NUH).

National University Hospital (NUH)
5, Lower Kent Ridge Road
NUH Main Building, Zone F
Level 2, F02-02
Singapore 119074

Opening hours:
Mon - Thurs: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, Sun & PH: Closed

List of Occupational Health Services

1. Medical Examinations
We offer customisable pre-employment, pre-placement and post-retirement medical examinations to ensure your employees are healthy and able to perform their duties safely.

Under the Workplace Safety and Health (Medical Examinations) Regulations, an employer must send their employees for statutory pre-placement and regular medical examinations if they are exposed to the following occupational hazards, including but not limited to:

  • Arsenic or any of its compounds
  • Asbestos
  • Benzene
  • Bitumen
  • Cadmium or any of its compounds
  • Compressed air environment
  • Creosote
  • Excessive noise
  • Lead or any of its compounds
  • Manganese or any of its compounds
  • Mercury or any of its compounds
  • Organophosphates
  • Perchloroethylene
  • Pitch
  • Raw cotton
  • Silica
  • Tar
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Vinyl chloride monomer
Periodic examinations are essential to ensure employees who are exposed to specific health hazards remain medically fit. These examinations can also help detect potential occupational health issues.

2. Fitness for Work and Return to Work Assessments
Employees may face difficulties getting tasks assigned or re-integrating back to the team after a long leave of absence due to sickness or injuries. In line with Ministry of Manpower (MOM)'s Return to Work (RTW) Programme, our Fitness for Work/Return to Work Assessment can help determine the suitability of an employee for work and provide advice on the modifications to be made to the work duties to accommodate the injured employee's functional capacity. This will help the employees to re-join the team as soon as possible, providing a peace of mind for both you and your employee.

3. Vaccination Programmes
Each occupation has its risks. Establishing a comprehensive occupational vaccination programme for employees keeps vaccine-preventable diseases at bay. Our occupational medicine doctors can advise you on the following:
  • Framework / policy on vaccination for infectious diseases prevention
  • Assessment of necessary vaccination for employees working in high-risk areas
  • Providing up-to-date information about diseases and vaccines
We also offer a wide range of vaccination services for your employees, including but not limited to:
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP/Tdap)
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Influenza
  • Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)

Workers from the following occupations should consider vaccination:

  • Healthcare workers involved with patient care and have direct contact with patients in the course of carrying out their work
  • Laboratory staff who handle pathogens
  • Employees of childcare centres, day care centres and long-term care facilities
  • Armed forces personnel, immigration officers, police and prison officers
  • Veterinary workers and animal handlers
4. Workplace Safety and Occupational Health Advisory & Training

A healthy and safe workplace should have sound and effective policies and programmes in place. We can partner with your workplace safety officer or equivalent to provide targeted advice on the following, including but not limited to:

  • Development of workplace safety and occupational health policies and programmes
  • Compliance with legislation issues for workplace safety and health
  • Monitoring and surveillance of workplace hazards
  • Workplace assessment for hazards / risks

Apart from advisory efforts, our occupational medicine doctors also conduct training in occupational health protection of your workforce against specific hazards.

5. Workplace Safety and Occupational Health Talks & Workshops

Your employees' awareness about health and safety at the workplace plays an important role in ensuring a healthy and safe workplace. We conduct talks and workshops related to workplace safety and occupational health for employees. This includes topics like managing stress at work, advice on general occupational health, and tips on minimising one's risk of exposure to work hazards.

We can also tailor the topics and approaches of the talks and workshops, depending on your organisation's needs and employee's demographics.

Your Care Specialist
Dr Lim See Ming

Dr Lim See Ming
Head, NUH Wellness Centre & 
Senior Consultant, Occupational Health

NUH's occupational health services is led by Dr Lim See Ming, who is an occupational physician by training. Dr Lim has been working in NUH since his senior residency years in 2015. During his training years, Dr Lim was rotated through various postings, including the Ministry of Manpower, Health Promotion Board, and the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. He has been involved in various occupational health related works to improve the safety and health of staff. Dr Lim also played a pivotal role in staff health management during COVID-19.

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