Physical Examinations and Medical Surveillance
Many employers require one or more types of physical examinations for their employees. At the Center for Occupational Health, we provide a full-spectrum of services meeting employer requirements for employee medical examinations.
Beginning May 21, 2014, all DOT Physicals are required to be performed by Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration Certified Providers. This regulatory change was made to ensure that medical examiners can effectively determine if individuals meet the FMCSA standards. The program is designed to help reduce the occurrence of vehicle related accidents by individuals requiring DOT Certification. All OSF Occupational Health Physicians are certified by the National Registry to perform DOT Examinations.
For more information, review the Department of Transportation's FMSCA information.
Preplacement (post offer) physical examinations focus on the worker's ability to perform the essential functions of the job. Our physicals protect the worker from known risk factors and ensure compliance with any mandated OSHA standards or other federal regulations. Components of the preplacement examination provided by Occupational Health are based on the employer needs and can range from a basic examination to a specialized comprehensive examination. Our occupational medicine trained physicians have knowledge in the OSHA requirements and can assist you in choosing the components specific to your needs.
A basic preplacement (post-offer) exam may include:
- Job-specific health history
- Provider exam
- Vision testing
- Hearing testing
- Spirometry testing
- Lab work
- Any required vaccinations (i.e.; Hepatitis B vaccinations)
Medical Surveillance Physicals
Medical surveillance refers to the periodic testing of employees exposed to potentially hazardous materials or other risks in the workplace in an attempt to prevent or uncover early signs of work-related illness. Our occupational health providers can assist you in determining the OSHA or other federal standards required in your workplace.
- OSHA often requires surveillance exams to detect illness caused by materials such as:
- hazardous waste
- Components of the medical surveillance exam are based on the job specific hazards in the workplace and may include:
- lab testing
- hearing testing
- job specific medical exams
For for more information and to learn more about how examinations meet your legal and safety requirements, call 309-624-8653.