Safety, Health and Welfare (Offshore Installations) Act, 1987

Industrial Medical Adviser (Offshore Installations) to be notified of occurrence on offshore installation of certain diseases.

29.—(1) Where a person who is for the time being employed on or in an offshore installation to which this Act applies is found on medical examination (whether conducted on the installation or elsewhere and whether conducted in relation to his employment or otherwise) to be suffering from a disease prescribed for the purposes of this section, the medical practitioner by whom the examination is conducted shall, as soon as may be, notify an Industrial Medical Adviser (Offshore Installations) of the occurrence of the disease.

(2) The Minister may make regulations for the purpose of giving effect to this section, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the regulations may require to be given to an Industrial Medical Adviser (Offshore Installations) by the relevant medical practitioner any or all of the following, namely:

(a) prescribed particulars of the disease concerned,

(b) the name of the person and such other personal particulars as may be prescribed,

(c) the date or approximate date on which, in the opinion of such medical practitioner, the disease occurred or developed, the offshore installation or offshore installations on which in such opinion the disease occurred or developed and the location of the offshore installation or offshore installations, as may be appropriate, on such date or approximate date.