Physical Exams

Physical Exams in Tyler, TX 

Business Health performs a variety of physical exams tailored to an employer’s specific workplace needs:

Pre-Placement Medical Exams (also known as pre-employment)

  • Performed by a licensed practitioner (Physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) to determine if there are any medical or physical limitations a prospective employee may have.
  • Assures safe assignment in the workplace.

Post Offer of Employment Test (POET)

  • Verifies a worker’s ability to perform required physical demands / functions of a job.
  • POETS are legally defensible and can be used to rescind an employment offer if an employee cannot meet the physical demands of the position.
  • Tailored exams are conducted by Physical Therapist or other trained medical personnel in our Direct RehabMed PT department.
  • May be conducted prior to a Physician’s medical examination if employer protocols require it.

DOT Exams: for intrastate and interstate commercial vehicle operation as required by the federal government.

Standard Components

  • Medical History
  • Physical Exam
  • Vision Test
  • Hearing test
  • Urinalysis
  • Renews every 2 years or more frequently depending on existing medical conditions.
  • DOT drug testing, if requested
  • DOT breath alcohol testing, if requested

Flight Physicals (FAA)

  • Flight physicals can only be performed by a certified Aviation Medical Examiner (AME)
  • Vision Test
  • Hearing Test
  • Physical Exam
  • EKG
  • Class 1, 2, and 3 as well as Air Traffic Control and FAA employee exams are offered.
  • Special Issuance Exams
  • HIMS Program (FAA drug and alcohol program)

Respiratory Exams

OSHA respiratory protection standards mandate that prior to respirator use, an employee must be medically evaluated to determine their capacity to wear a respirator. The steps to this standard are:

  • Completion of a Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire reviewable by a licensed physician or licensed healthcare professional and is a minimal federal requirement.
  • Any yes answers in Section 2 of the standard questionnaire will require a medical examination
  • Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT), chest x-rays and other medical testing may be required as necessary for release by the examining physician.

Other Test and Exams:

  • Audiometric Testing
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Asbestos Physical Exams
  • Hazardous Waste Exams
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Evaluations
  • Return to Work/Fit for Duty Exams

Need a physical exam for pre-employment or post-employment? Business Health at Direct RehabMed is here to help, call our Tyler, TX office today at (903) 593-9999 to schedule your visit!

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