An occupational medical and health check is a crucial procedure in ensuring that new hires and existing employees are fit to perform the tasks required in their positions and roles. It also helps prevent or minimize work-related accidents and injuries.
Having occupational health assessment and screening as part of your company’s SOP provides a variety of benefits.
Health Screening Benefits
Reduces illness-related absences
Boosts staff retention, productivity, and engagement
Improves job satisfaction
Ensures workplace safety, and reduces risks of injury and accidents
Ensures a candidate or employee meets the physical requirement for the role, especially those requiring physical exertion
Occupational health screening with employment drug testing ensures that candidates and employees can safely perform their duties at work
Assesses the employees’ capability to work when returning from a long absence
Enables regular health status monitoring of employees with roles that expose them to health hazards
Identifies and establishes the conditions that allow employees with disabilities, injuries, illnesses, and other health conditions to work or continue working
Ensures compliance with industry regulations and standards
Among the many types of occupational health screenings available are:
Pre-employment checks: Performed before newly accepted employees can start their job
DOT pre-employment screening: A DOT-mandated drug and health testing before hiring commercial drivers
Fitness for work or fit for role health checks: Regularly performed checks to ensure the well-being of employees especially truck drivers, commercial pilots, crane operators, night shift workers, and other occupations that expose individuals to mental and physical strain
Return to work: Performed on employees returning from a prolonged absence to allow employers to make adjustments to work conditions, if necessary.
Health and medical monitoring: Regular health check for employees whose position exposes them to health risks such as hazardous substances, noise, vibrations, and radiation.
Multi-panel drug screening: Tests the presence of alcohol and controlled substances to identify the person’s suitability for the job position
Vaccinations and Titers help to verify or provide immunity to illnesses that some workers may be exposed to or provide care for as part of their duties.
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