I’ve just started my job search for an offshore etech position in the oil and gas field. I stumbled onto a document today from the IMCA that states that if you take immunosuppressants that you should be declared as unfit for offshore work. My questions are:
- Is the IMCA the authority on offshore oil workers health guidlines?
- Is there any discretion or waivers for conditions or prescribed medications?
- Are these guidlines written in stone?
I currently work onshore in the oil and gas industry in a physically demanding job, but I am on immunosuppresants for psoriatic arthritis that is currently controlled. I could physically handle the job as long as I stay on the medications.