Tuberculosis is an infectious disease which is an endemic in Nigeria and other countries in which we operate. Hence, SpringRock has the responsibility to screen and identify employees or contractors who may have Active Tuberculosis infection and protect other employees, contractors and client’s personnel from contracting Tuberculosis from such individuals.
Our tuberculosis program applies to all SpringRock employees and contractors working at any offshore locations in Nigeria or any other country we work. Individuals who refuse to be screened will NOT be permitted to visit or work on such offshore locations.
There are two stages of infection namely active and latent. “Active” is a stage of Tuberculosis infection associated with characteristic symptoms including coughing out of sputum containing the infective organism. Tuberculosis may be contracted through a prolonged, close contact with such an individual.
While “latent” is the stage of Tuberculosis infection where the infective organism is present in the individual without causing disease or any related symptoms.
SpringRock engages qualified health professionals authorized by the Company to perform sample collection, coordinate processing of samples and analysis at an accredited laboratory, and reporting the results of the tests to the Company’s Medical Adviser.
For each screening test the Testing Officer shall send the report to the designated SpringRock Officer while retaining a copy. The completed TB Questionnaire shall also be attached. The screening test results shall be reported as Positive, Negative or Indeterminate.
Details of this program are in our Health Management Manual.