International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Subjective Paper | Health and Medical Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023 | Rating: 4.5 / 10 | Rate this Article

Work at Height': Managing Medical Evaluation

John Peter Smiles

Abstract: Prior to engaging in a 'Work at Height' activity in an industrial setting, it is essential to ensure that workers are medically fit. The physical and mental demands of such tasks may place workers at risk of injury or illness, and a comprehensive medical evaluation can assist in identifying and addressing any underlying health conditions or risk factors. However, in certain developing countries, medical fitness assessments for 'Work at Height' have not been standardized, leading to a false sense of assurance. For example, non-standardized tests, such as requiring workers to walk on narrow beams at a height of five meters and measuring their blood pressure and pulse rate before and after the elevated walk, are specified as a 'Vertigo Test' to determine eligibility for 'Work at Height.' There is a need to clarify the physiological effects of 'Work at Height,' vertigo, medical assessments, and tests required to evaluate vertigo in the context of 'Work at Height.'

Keywords: Work at Height, Acrophobia, Altophobia, Vertigo, Vertigo Test, Medical Fitness

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,

Pages: 609 - 611

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