Fitness for Work Assessment of Employees who Receive Pre-placement Examination in a General Hospital, Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Keywords:Fitness for work assessment, Pre-placement examination, Employees
This descriptive research aimed to assess the fitness for work of employees who receive pre-placement examinations in a general hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima Province. Samples included 336 employees from October 2020 to September 2022. Data collection tables comprised personal information, pre-placement health examination results, and fitness for work assessment results. All data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results showed that the majority were male (61.9%), and the mean age of participants was 31.7 years. Most participants worked as factory machine operators (45.8%) and were in the metal products industry (32.4%). Most participants were fit for work (83.9%). Most health conditions that cause unfitness for work among confined space workers, working at heights workers, and other workers were visual problems. Commercial drivers were hypertension, and food handlers were Salmonella infection. The study results indicated that guidelines for fitness for work in each occupational group should establish, the company should determine the pre-placement programs based on the health risk assessment, and work with a multidisciplinary team on occupational health services, including fitness for work assessment.
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