Posts Tagged ‘Employee Exam’

Pre-employment physical for firefighters

Fire departments employment physicals for all applicants. Components of this evaluation include the following: Complete medical history Physical examination Blood tests: chemistries (SMA 20) Pulmonary function test Audiogram Vision screen Chest x-ray Urinalysis Back x-ray These employment physicals are performed by a contracted physician who makes a determination regarding medical clearance for fire-fighting duties and…

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Why conduct Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)?

Periodic pulmonary function test (PFT) screening of individual workers can detect breathing problems or significant changes in lung function at an early stage so that hazardous workplace exposures can be identified and eliminated to prevent or reduce occupational lung disease. Equally important, surveillance can detect changes in lung function over time among groups of workers…

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What is Spirometry (Pulmonary Function Test)?

PFT plays an important role in an occupational respiratory health surveillance program. It can assist the health professional by determining if a worker demonstrates a specific pattern of respiratory impairment and can help to assess the effectiveness of measures implemented to protect the individual worker. In addition, results from defined groups of workers can be…

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Why Conduct Employment Exams?

Organizations are increasingly adding employment exams to their occupational health programs. Employment exams, which can be performed prior to job offer, if there are physical requirements or post-offer. These exams help employers ensure potential employees can perform the essential functions of the positions for which they are hired and whether a reasonable accommodation may be…

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