Employment Physicals

Dhwani OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROVIDES A VAST ARRAY OF PHYSICAL SERVICES

Post job Offer Physicals
Annual Exams
DOT Physical Exams
Executive Physicals
Respirator Physicals
HazMat Physicals
Lead Physical
Asbestos Physicals
Di-isocyanate Physicals
Toxic Chemical Physicals
Bus Driver Physicals
Fitnes for Duty Exams
FAA Physicals
Scuba Diving Physicals

CHOOSING THE RIGHT PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

e to workplace health and safety issues as well as financial restraints, businesses are forced to be very selective when considering the components of a post-job offer physical examination.
To ensure that employers are spending their healthcare dollars wisely, a variety of physicals have been pre-designed to meet the needs of the majority. Understanding the purpose, (ie: to address a problem area, to comply with federal regulations, to promote employee wellness and health) will aid in this selection process. Upon request, we will provide you with copies of the physical examination forms for your perusal.

We realize the need for businesses that operate statewide or nationally to develop a standard set of protocols and written reports. Our team of professionals will utilize your pre-printed forms and established protocols to provide consistency in services.

DOT PHYSICAL

This physical is mandated by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for drivers with a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). The examination should be performed by a qualified professional who will take into account the specific requirements of the transportation industry. A summary of the regulated procedures and protocols is provided on the reverse side of the mandated DOT medical examination form entitled “Physical Examination of Drivers”. The CDL driver that is physically qualified to operate a motor vehicle must carry a valid “Medical Examiner’s Certificate”. A DOT drug screen may be required with the physical exam depending on the type of vehicle driven.

DOT Physical Components (drug screening is separate):
Limited Health History
Vision
Vital Signs
Audiogram or Whisper Test for Hearing Qualification
Dipstick Urinalysis
Limited Physical Assessment
Medical Evaluation of Results

POST-JOB OFFER HEALTH ASSESSMENT

Once a conditional job offer has been extended to an employee, a medical screening is performed to assess an employee’s ability to perform his work-related functions. This physical examination screening will benefit companies by providing a written medical statement as to whether an employee is capable of performing the essential functions of the position hired for. A detailed medical history and physical examination will document previous injuries and surgeries that may place the employee at risk of injury in his future position. As mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Administration (ADA), a physician may suggest reasonable accommodations to allow the employee to safely perform his duties in your work environment. An employee that attempts to falsify medical information should be dealt with under the company’s policy for disciplinary action up to and including termination. In order to protect companies from future liability, the information collected will provide a baseline medical assessment prior to entering the company’s work environment. Physical conditions that require further medical care but that are not work-related will be discussed with the employee and/or his family physician only.

Health Assessment Components:
Extended Health History
Vision
Vital Signs
Range of Motion
Cumulative Trauma Screening
Grip Strength
Complete Physical Assessment
Medical Evaluation of Results

LIMITED HEALTH ASSESSMENT

The purpose of this screening is to provide an inexpensive, brief ‘physical examination’ to obtain baseline health information. According to ADA, any medical screening must be performed after a job offer has been made. A Limited Health Assessment does not provide the physician with enough information to assess whether an employee can safely perform the essential functions of a job. The brief physical assessment only checks the hands, wrists, heart and lungs. A medical history is included which will benefit the employer in determining previous injuries and illnesses. If your business is facing financial constraints and an employee’s medical history is important to you to ensure that you place the person in a position that will not cause further harm, then the limited health assessment may be your best option.

Limited Health Assessment Physical Components:
Health History
Vital Signs
Brief Physical Assessment

DISEASE SCREENING MEDICAL ASSESSMENT

The purpose of this brief physical is to assess whether an employee is free of contagious diseases in order to work in a healthcare or teaching type of position. This is a brief medical assessment to determine childhood diseases, vaccinations, and exposure to infectious diseases. The physical examination concentrates on the upper respiratory system, including heart and lungs.

Disease Screening Medical Assessment Components:
Weight and Height
Immunization record
History of Disease
Brief Physical Assessment

Medical Evaluation of Results

ANNUAL FULL PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

Many companies are concerned about their employee’s health and well being. Ideally, annual physical examinations should be conducted on a regular basis by the employee’s family physician who can detect changes from baseline medical data that has been collected throughout an employee’s lifetime. It is a well-known fact that few employees have a regular family physician and even less visit their family physician for a thorough annual examination. By offering an annual physical examination conducted by an occupational health professional, your company will promote the importance of health and wellness. Physical examinations will focus on changes from baseline some which may occur due to work-related conditions. Detecting employee health problems and promoting treatment options will keep valuable human resources healthy and productive. The cost of this physical varies according to employee age and gender.