Employment Medical Advisory Service (EMAS)

Last Updated: October 23, 2017

Definition - What does Employment Medical Advisory Service (EMAS) mean?

The Employment Medical Advisory Service (EMAS) is a UK based government advisory service. It is designed to provide advice on health matters related to work, organizations and individuals. It provides information to assist employers, employees, and trade unions. They also provide advice to doctors, nurses, general practitioners and occupational health providers. The EMAS also investigates complaints and concerns of ill health that are raised by employers and reports of diseases received from employers.

Safeopedia explains Employment Medical Advisory Service (EMAS)

The Employment Medical Advisory Service (EMAS) provides employers with information on how to manage employee health and wellness within their organization. It provides advice regarding workplace risk assessments, control measures and health surveillance. EMAS oversees appointment and approval of doctors under statutory requirements, as well as overseeing first aid work at training organizations. It investigates reports of diseases received from employers under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (RIDDOR).

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