Employers in Thailand are now required to arrange for their employees’ health check-ups and provide medical records for each employee from the time of employment, according to a new law approved by the Thai Cabinet.
The new law will help set new standards for occupational safety and health, according to Somboon Trisrilanun, the Deputy Director of the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare. The law will require employers to arrange for health check-ups for their employees hired for risky jobs within 30 days after employment. As per the law, employees will also be required to undergo a health check-up at least once a year.
The employer will also be required to seek doctor’s report in case an employee is away from work for three days due to illness. The employers will be responsible for the checkups of employees.
Under the new law, employers will also provide health records for each employee. The employers will also need to inform authorities within three days if records show that the employee’s health is at risk.