Once again, you handed us an interesting and challenging issue to tackle. Here is this week’s ‘Ask the Expert’ blog.
I am the SHE manager for a public sector department in the Western Cape government. One of our business units makes extensive use of contractors to perform (information communication technology) ICT-related functions. These contractors report to permanent employees of the department. We were approached by a supervisor, who is concerned about the health of one of his contractors. The contractor is a young male who has experienced significant weight loss over the past couple of months (at least 15 kg a month). He coughs blood from time to time, and shares office space with about seven other colleagues.