What is a Non-DOT physical exam, you ask?
A non-DOT physical exam is like a check-up that you don’t need to be a truck driver to get. It’s not an official exam required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) like a CDL physical exam, but it’s still essential for certain jobs. It’s a health check to make sure you’re fit and ready for the tasks of your job, with specific types of exams like fit-for-duty exams or pre-work and post-work assessments!
As an employer, requiring Non-DOT physicals ensures safety for the people you might hire, as well as protecting your company’s future through reducing recordable OSHA injuries.
Non-DOT physical exams are done by employers or doctors who want to know that you’re in good health and can handle the physical demands of your job. So, what does a Non-DOT physical usually consist of? Here at Fairhaven Occupational Health Services, we’ll ask questions about your medical history, check things like blood pressure, heart rate, and even how well you can see and hear. We might even want to see how strong you are or how well you can move around.
These exams make sure you’re physically capable of doing your job safely and awesomely. The fun part is that each job might have different requirements, so the exam can be customized to fit what you need. It’s all about making sure you’re ready to take on the world and do your job like a champ!
What is included in a non-DOT physical exam? Fairhaven Occupational Health Services non-DOT physical overview:
When it comes to non-DOT physicals, there is a lot to consider. Firstly, it is important to keep in mind that different employers or clinics may have varying requirements when it comes to blood pressure. This makes it crucial to reach out to the relevant organization or clinic to get specific guidelines on what you need to know. Another key point to remember is that non-DOT physicals are different from DOT physicals in that they are not subject to federal regulations. This means there may be some variations in the process from one organization to another, and that it is important to check in with your provider to stay up to date on any changes. Whether you are an employer looking to conduct non-DOT physicals on your employees, or an individual preparing for one, staying informed and knowledgeable is key. Contact us to learn more today!
If you’re ready to schedule a non-DOT physical exam for yourself or your employees, give us a call or contact us to schedule an appointment to fit what time works best for you!