The content of OSHA regulatory compliance physicals may vary depending on the industry, the particular job within an industry, and specific hazards in a workplace.

Employers should consult OSHA standards and regulations to determine what surveillance examinations may be indicated for their industry and specific workplace. The Medix healthcare team can work with an employer to ensure that regulatory examinations are comprehensive to meet their regulatory needs.

The Medix healthcare team includes providers and board-certified occupational medicine physicians who can assist employers in developing and maintaining OSHA Compliance programs.

The Medix Healthcare Team Can Help Employers Meet Regulatory Needs

OSHA compliance physicals are conducted to ensure worker safety in specific industries or jobs. These physical examinations may be mandated by different OSHA standards and regulations and serve multiple purposes to ensure workplace safety:

  • Baseline Health Assessment
    • To establish a worker’s health status at hire before any potential exposure to occupational hazards. These examinations provide a reference point for future comparison.
  • Hazard Identification
    • To identify potential workplace hazards that might affect an employee’s health, such as exposure to noise, respiratory hazards, exposures to potentially toxic substances or radiation, or other hazards.
  • Monitoring Employee Health
    • Ongoing medical surveillance and compliance with OSHA standards help to identify health problems at an early stage, allowing for appropriate early intervention and preventive medicine measures.
  • Compliance with OSHA standards
    • OSHA has established specific medical surveillance requirements for various industries to monitor for specific regulated substance exposure, such as noise, respiratory hazards, asbestos, lead, cadmium, blood-borne pathogens, and others.
  • Employee Education
    • Compliance physicals provide the Medix healthcare team an opportunity to educate employees about safe work practices, personal protective equipment (PPE), and preventive medicine. Education can promote worker safety to take necessary precautions.

The Medix healthcare team includes providers and board-certified occupational medicine physicians who can help design surveillance programs and perform medical exams to meet these needs.

Select Surveillance Programs

Medix healthcare professionals can examine and evaluate employees for multiple surveillance programs. These exams include but are not limited to:

Hearing Conservation (1910.95)

Respiratory Protection (1910.134)

HazMat Surveillance (1910.120)

Lead Surveillance (1910.11025)

Contact Medix for Expert OSHA Compliance Services

For more information or to speak with a Medix provider, contact our Ankeny office today!


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