Medical follow-ups for workers exposed to substances classified as CMR
When a worker is exposed to CMR, Carcinogenic, Mutagenic, Reprotoxic agents, category 1 or 2, the medical supervision is necessary strengthened.
According to the French labor code,article R. 4624-18 :
when there is a strenghtened medical supervision, the pre-recruitment medical examination does take place before the employee starts working for the enterprise.
The periodical medical checks take place every 12 months or every 24 months : the occupational physician can decide to change the frequency of the medical examinations in line with recommendations for good practices which are available for health at work.
Strenghtened medical supervision is called “Surveillance médicale renforcée” in French
Recommendations for good practices for workers exposed to carcinogenic chemicals