Pre-Employment Physicals Offered In Fargo, ND

There are more health and safety requirements for employers in the US to comply with than ever before. Companies are expected to maintain not only the health and safety of their employees and contractors but also the public. That means that it’s more important than ever to ensure that employees are physically capable of the job they are assigned to do.

Pre-employment physicals are designed to test capability and physical fitness related to the work environment. A medical provider will conduct a basic checkup and history, there will be a drug and alcohol test, and finally, a more comprehensive physical exam.

The Physical Exam

The first part of the pre-employment physical covers the basics: vitals check, height, and weight recorded, and a basic history, including a list of medications that you may be taking (prescription or over the counter). The information gathered during this portion of the test will affect your employment.

Once the preliminary testing is finished, the final step in pre-employment physicals is the in-depth physical exam. The provider will test and examine a variety of key points:

  • Reflexes
  • Mobility and flexibility
  • Heart health
  • Respiratory function
  • Hearing
  • Pupil dilation and/or a full eye test
  • Pain, swelling or discomfort
  • Other issues based on age, gender, medical history or employment role

It’s important to note that when it comes to pre-employment physicals, there is no “one size fits all” examination. The issues tested or examined are determined by the employers’ requirements, and the demands of the particular role the prospective employee will be engaged in. Pre-employment physicals are designed to help prevent any health and safety issues related to an employee’s medical condition. Your physical may, therefore, incorporate more or fewer checks than noted above.

The Results

Because pre-employment physicals are time sensitive, we at Van Dam Chiropractic process results as quickly as possible. However, we are also obligated to ensure that you, your employer, and the public are as safe as possible so our testing is thorough and aimed at addressing any issues of concern as soon and as comprehensively as possible.