Certain jobs and industries require physically intensive work (i.e. construction, manufacturing, law enforcement, etc.), which can lead to employee accidents, injuries, and loss of work. pre-employment occupational health screening can help you determine if a new employee meets the requirements for the position being sought.
A pre-employment physical examination may include health inquiries and physical examinations, including psychological tests, physical tests, or mental health assessments. Physical examinations also enable employers to make reasonable accommodations for an employee, relocate the employee to a more suitable position (if available), or reconsider their offer of employment.
Once an employer decides to send an employee for a physical exam, an authorization worksheet should be generated and given to the physician that will be administering the physical. In addition to the authorization form, the examining physician should be given a written statement as to the essential mental and physical functions of the job. The physician then will conduct an examination of the applicant to determine whether he or she can perform those functions. If the results from a physical exam reveal certain limitations imposed on the employee, the employer is obligated to make reasonable accommodations to work within the employee’s limitations.
How do we know if noise is affecting our employees’ hearing?
The purpose of this test is to track the hearing loss of employees who could be suffering from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) over time.
How is the Test Administered?
Audiometric test programs can be delivered in a multitude of ways, including in-house testing, mobile service providers, or at a health clinic. Any “problem audiograms” must be evaluated by an audiologist or physician to help proper follow-up actions.
* Our mobile audiometric testing program is administered in accordance with OSHA Regulatory Standard 29 CFR 1910.95
What is a “Hearing Conservation Program?”
Mandates employers to observe noise exposure levels in a way that accurately identifies employees exposed to noise at or above 85 decibels (dB) averaged over 8 working hours, or an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA).
How can we meet OHSA’s requirements for “Respiratory Medical Clearance?”
Services include respiratory medical clearance, spirometry, qualitative and quantitative fit testing and respiratory training. Asbestos Medical Examinations, N95 Fit Testing and Pulmonary Function Testing (PST)
** Our Respirator Program helps clients maintain compliance with the OSHA Regulatory Standard 29 CFR – 1910.134.
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