Pre- Employment Medical

Pre Employment Medical Tests are a required step in the hiring process. They can be time-consuming and expensive, but they provide valuable information to both employers and employees. In addition, these tests help identify any health issues that may interfere with an individual's ability to do their job or put them at risk of injury while on the job. 

Several medical tests exist for pre-employment purposes, including physical exams, drug screenings, psychological assessments, and more. The exact requirements vary by the employer. However, most companies have some sort of screening process before bringing new hires on board. As such, applicants need to understand what will be involved so they can plan accordingly-especially since these screenings typically need to happen within a short time frame.

Pre-Employment Medical Test

  • Spirometry: Spirometry is a simple and standard test that assesses the capacity of your lungs. A doctor will ask you to blow into the tube as hard as possible to measure how much air goes both in and out at one time. Sometimes, medication may be given during this process for those who suffer from COPD, which affects lung function capabilities.

Pseudoisochromatic plates are the most well-known type of colour blindness test. They work by assigning different hues to an individual’s perception of brightness, which is done through a process called chromostereopsis. This allows them to see colours that they would otherwise overlook or not be able to perceive as easily without them.

Audiometry is a hearing test that provides employers with an idea of how well employees hear. For example, it can help identify when a worker has been exposed to too much noise and should be wearing ear protection at work or left on leave until they recover from tinnitus (ringing in one’s ears). Audiometric testing also helps assess if there are any changes in someone’s ability to hear after an injury.

These tests include height and weight. A BMI may also be taken at some employers’ request to see if your body type will make it difficult or dangerous on the job site (like being too heavy). 

The cardiovascular examination focuses on checking blood pressure readings and pulse rates at rest. After walking upstairs quickly three times (or climbing two flights), he lies down with his feet elevated above head level before resting again.

The purpose of the physical exam, first and foremost, is to identify any preexisting conditions or limitations around movement required for job duties, so employers can ensure personnel are capable of doing their tasks safely without compromising quality production. 

One key component of this exam checks if there are any abdominal abnormalities; hernias, cysts or tumours may be present but not visible on an x-ray and will show up during these examinations.

The pre-employment test includes urinalysis for diabetes or kidney/bladder disorders. Urine is collected and checked visually through a process called inspection of the urine sediment (or “urine dipstick”), and chemically using strips that measure pH levels in addition to other attributes, such as testing for creatinine concentrations.

For serious injuries and illness,

call an ambulance on triple zero (000) or visit your nearest hospital emergency department.

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