Landing a new job is exciting, and a pre-employment physical is an important step in making sure you’re ready to start working. The highly trained team of primary care providers at Arundel Medical Group, Inc. provides employment physicals at their clinic in Glen Burnie, Maryland. If you need an employment physical, call the office or request an appointment online today.
It’s common for companies to require a physical exam before welcoming a new member onto their team. These exams ensure that potential employees are physically and mentally fit for the job.
Criteria for a pre-employment physical may vary from one company to the next, but many follow the guidelines set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the local Department of Health.
The goal of a pre-employment physical is to make sure your health allows for the duties required by your future job. This is especially important if the job is physically demanding, such as construction. However, many companies want to make sure their employees are healthy even when no heavy lifting is required.
You may also need an employment physical to return to an existing job after a period of absence due to a work-related injury. This physical ensures you’re healthy enough to return to work safely.
During a pre-employment physical or other work-related exams, your Arundel Medical Group provider assesses your overall health and looks for signs of health problems that may prevent you from performing tasks on the job. This includes a review of your medical history, including current medications, allergies, past surgeries, and medical conditions.
Then, your Arundel Medical Group provider performs a physical exam, checking your vital signs, heart, lungs, etc.
What tests might I get during an employment physical?
Depending on the company’s requirements, they may also perform tests and procedures, such as:
Employment physicals may be quick and simple or more complex, depending on the nature of your job. Physically demanding jobs may require additional assessments of your strength, endurance, and cardiovascular health.
Many jobs require drug and alcohol tests to reduce the risk of injury to yourself and other employees. Drug screening may involve testing your hair, saliva, urine, or sweat.
If you need an employment physical, call Arundel Medical Group Inc. today or request an appointment online.