If you've got a potential new hire on the line and want to be sure he or she is physically fit for the job, you'll want a thorough employment physical conducted prior to your new worker's start date. Care One of Florida is your source. We offer a full range of Occupational Health Services including Pre-employment Physicals, Employee Drug Testing and Immunizations.
Requiring an employment physical is a cost-effective way to assure your new employee's safety while on the job. It's critical to obtain an honest disclosure of all present and past conditions or injuries that may affect your employee's ability to effectively perform his duties without potential harm to himself or others. For instance, an employee who has suffered a back injury in the past may be unable to lift heavy objects or perform duties that require lots of bending and twisting or whole body vibration (such as using a sandblaster) without aggravating that injury, potentially causing further damage. And a worker with a bum knee may not be the best suited candidate for a job that requires long periods of being on ones feet.
A thorough employment physical can help identify an employee's physical and medical weaknesses and strengths, allowing you to decide whether a candidate is right for a particular job, better suited for a different duty or simply not the right fit for your company.
Particularly for small companies, an employment physical also can help keep your bottom line in good shape. The results and proper analysis of an employment physical can help an employer manage both the employee's health risks and the company's legal and financial risks when it comes to certain duties. This allows employers to establish preventative procedures and limit future liabilities based on an employee's documented medical and fitness information. Plus, losing an employee for any reason results in turnover costs that studies show can cost as much as 30% of that worker's annual salary. So, the costs of an employment physical can be an investment that pays off in savings.
Care One of Florida also offers medical screening and surveillance that meets strict OSHA standards. Medical screenings are conducted for detecting disease or body dysfunction before an individual typically would seek medical care. Medical surveillance is the analysis of health information designed to identify problems occurring in the workplace that require targeted prevention.