Medical surveillance is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and is a program that uses medical examinations and tests to detect potential health effects that have come from exposure to hazardous chemicals or physical exposures in the workplace.
Our program is designed to ensure that employee health and safety are at the forefront while working to minimize out-of-work downtime. We work closely with employers to create programs that fit their specific needs. We’re happy to work with your HR and Compliance departments to tailor a program that meets your needs in the following areas
- Determining the conditions and hazardous materials that are present in your work environment.
- Looking closely at the related OSHA requirements for these specific conditions.
- Developing a plan that delivers the necessary testing and evaluations required to be compliant.
- Outlining an “at risk” determination of employees who need medical surveillance and communicating aspects of the program with them.
Medical screening focuses on the individual worker and consists of periodic screening and evaluation. This is performed as a precautionary measure due to the presence of hazardous materials in the workplace. Within the screening process, we may determine the need to include blood tests, pulmonary function tests, radiology imaging, or other exams relevant to specific conditions.
If an employee works around hazardous materials for prolonged periods, it is important for their health and safety to be evaluated periodically for health conditions that could occur due to exposure. Our HazMat exams include a traditional physical exam, but will likely include other requirements;
- Chest X-Rays
- Auditory Testing
- Spirometry Testing (checks lung function)
- An EKG (checks heart function)
- Hepatitis B Testing
- Blood and Urine Analysis
Respiratory Medical Clearance
A respirator medical evaluation is an OSHA-compliant assessment that determines if an employee is medically fit to wear a respirator on the job. This can also be referred to as a respirator medical clearance.
The focus of this exam is to ensure the employee is prepared and protected from the toxins they will be exposed to in their work environment.
Pre-Employment – Post-Placement Exams
In many cases, the offer of employment is contingent upon taking a medical exam to ensure a candidate is able to meet the physical demands of the job. Care Station is able to assist both the company and prospective employees in quick, easy, and affordable assessments.
According to American Disabilities Act, any part of the physical examination that is to be performed must be directly related to the conditions and expectations of job performance. This may also include drug and alcohol screening which Care Station can perform at the same location as the physical exam.