Employee Physical Exams

Henry Ford Occupational Health offers a breadth of employee physicals, including fitness-for-duty exams, DOT physicals, and OSHA Compliance Exams with expertise and services to both the public and private sectors in all areas of occupational, environmental, and preventive medicine and emergency preparedness.

Fitness for Duty evaluations

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Fitness for Duty exams are a unique opportunity for employers to use preventive medicine to objectively asses employees in relation to their specific job duties. These exams ensure employees are physically able to perform the assigned scope of work and are not a hazard to themselves or others. These programs are essential to industries that have intense physical demands such as transportation, manufacturing, or construction. Evaluations can prevent impending threats to employee safety, reduce the possibility of injury, and lessen the potential for liability.

Fitness for Duty exams includes:

  • Post-offer
  • Return to work
  • Functional ability

DOT physicals

A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination is conducted by a licensed Henry Ford Occupational Health examiner. Our staff may also issue a medical examiner's certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure. A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months.

DOT physicals include:

  • Commercial driver's license
  • Medical examiner's certificate
  • Truck driver exams

OSHA compliance exams include:

  • Audiometric testing
  • Respirator clearance
  • Respirator certification
  • Asbestos surveillance
  • Hazardous waste
  • Lead surveillance
  • OSHA respirator questionnaires
  • HAZWOPER exams
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