Comprehensive physical exams help to assess the individual’s overall health, as well as their ability to carry out the job in question safely. Many employers will also require screenings for individuals who are returning to work after a long time off. This might be due to an injury, a prolonged illness, or a temporary layoff.
Physical exams can include the following:
- Review of medical history, review of current medications
- Record height and weight check
- Vision test
- Cardiovascular assessment
- Motion, strength, and functional tests
- Handling, stability, and flexibility tests
- Drug test
Many companies choose to have their employees undergo routine physical exams on an annual or semi-annual basis. This is a series of rudimentary diagnostics designed to catch recently developed medical issues, such as diabetes, heart disease, and other crucial medical conditions that might affect the individual’s ability to perform their job safely.
These annual physical examinations go a long way toward improving workplace safety and productivity. If a test does reveal a recently developed health or performance issue, we can recommend treatment options to ensure it doesn’t affect workplace safety.