Ensure Employee's Safety
Many industries require employees to undergo post-offer physical examinations. The purpose of these examinations is to ensure employees can safely meet the job’s physical demands, reduce potential risk for the employer, and ultimately ensure safety in the workplace. Some industries are regulated by government agencies, such as the Department of Transportation (DOT), that require the employer to fulfill certain occupational health standards to meet regulatory compliance. These standards help to set a higher bar when it comes to workplace safety and ensure that safety-sensitive positions are held by individuals who are capable of safely doing the job at hand.
What Does a Physical Exam Consist of?
There are a variety of physical exams offered in the occupational health field, and each will vary according to the job position to ensure the employee can meet physical demands. Most physical exams will cover a standard range of health assessments, including:
- Cardiovascular Health
- Skin and Lymph Node
- Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
Depending on the industry and the specific job, the employee may be asked to perform a number of tests during the exam. Examples of additional testing include pulmonary function testing, audiometric testing, lift testing, etc. Some physicals will require an annual visit, while others will require ongoing visits throughout the year. To meet your industry needs, there are a variety of physical exams you can choose from to keep your employees safe, including:
- DOT Physicals
- Fit-For-Duty Physicals
- Pre-Employment/Pre-Hire Physicals
- Medical Surveillance Examinations (i.e., asbestos)