Pre-Employment Physical Exam Houston / Post-Offer Exams Houston
Pre-Employment Physical Examinations, or Post-Offer Physical Exams are preformed to determine if your potential employee is physically capable and can safely meet the essential functions of the job being offered. While maintaining the examinee’s privacy and medical confidentiality are equally important. At Work Well, PLLC our specifically designed post offer physical exam can be customized to best suit your companies job position, requirements and needs. This will include a review of the job description and the physical demand level of essential job functions and duties.
The content of the examination depends on the specific position and the work-site assessment. For example, jobs that require repetitive motions, such as multiple lifting of objects or equipment, often include computerized NIOSH static lift testing, dynamic lift testing, computerized range of motion evaluation of the cervical and lumbar spines and bilateral grip and pinch strength assessment to determine the presence of any repetitive stress injuries or conditions are all part of the pre-placement exam. Those involved in interstate trucking usually require a physical exam, a urinary drug test and an assessment of any none driving requirements or duties. To avoid errors in either the content or the context of the examination, we use standard protocols to which the employer and the examining doctor agree.
Following the examination, the doctor provides a written opinion about the person’s suitability for performing the job without health and safety risk to himself/herself or others. The Computerized testing supports the decision via objective data and reasonably excludes those individuals who can not perform to the physical demand levels of the job.
Other Added Benefits of Pre-Employment Testing:
- Establishes a baseline of the functional status of the employee prior to the commencement of work
- Uncovers asymptomatic conditions that may be dormant now, but active when work begins
- Results in fewer injuries, lower costs and a better match of employees to their jobs
- Provides data regarding pre-injury status of the employee
- In the event of an injury this will shorten treatment time, reducing costs and saving money
- Reduces disability payments whereby employer is not responsible for total disability, only the disability surrounding the injury
- Employee is provided education of his/her responsibility for their own health risk factors