Occupational Health Services

DriverCheck provides customized occupational health programs and fitness-for-duty testing services to organizations across North America as required by occupational health and safety legislation or employer specific requirements. At DriverCheck, all of your needs are met through a single provider, ensuring consistencies in protocols and procedures and minimizing the administrative work required on your end.

Fitness-for-Duty ASSESSMENTS

It is a company’s legal duty to ensure that its workers can perform their work duties without endangering the safety of themselves, their co-workers, the public, and/or the environment. DriverCheck offers fitness-for-duty testing to determine a candidate/workers fitness or medical suitability to perform their employment duties. 

  • Pre-employment / Post-offer / Pre-Access Medicals Including a Comprehensive Health History

  • Nurse/Doctor Physical Assessments

  • Physical Abilities Testing

  • Audiometric Testing

  • Fitness-To-Wear-a-Respirator (FTWR) Assessments

  • Vaccinations

  • Mask Fit Testing

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE

Monitoring worker exposure to harmful substances and hazardous environments, is imperative in maintaining a secure and safe working environment. Medical surveillance programs are proactive, exposure-specific initiatives, which monitor the effectiveness of workplace safety precautions over time.

DriverCheck’s medical surveillance programs aid our clients in meeting regulatory requirements for medical monitoring programs and are developed to protect at-risk workers from known or potential hazards that have the potential to negatively impact a worker’s health.

DriverCheck offers a variety of medical surveillance programs based on exposure, provincial regulations, as well as workplace health and safety legislation guidelines. DriverCheck utilizes the expertise of occupational medicine physicians to provide our clients with timely interpretation, comparative analysis, and information dissemination of annual testing results, allowing for early detection and intervention of workplace exposure-related illness.

Respiratory Surveillance

Occupational respiratory disease surveillance is the ongoing monitoring of occupation-related lung disease related to workplace exposures such as asbestos, silica, coal dust, and chemicals including isocyanates. DriverCheck offers the following services as part of a respiratory surveillance program.

  • Spirometry – lung function testing

  • Chest X-rays

  • Fitness-To-Wear-a-Respirator (FTWR) - health history and assessment

  • Physician review 

Hearing Surveillance

In compliance with province-specific legislation, DriverCheck offers analysis of audiogram results using a comprehensive hearing conservation data management system which compares annual hearing test results and establishes trends among individuals within occupations, between different departments, or between different worksites. Workers and employers are notified of results and statistical summaries in order to better assist them in evaluating the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs and educate workers on their role in minimizing the impact of noise exposure. 

  • Audiometric testing

Biological Monitoring

DriverCheck offers blood and urine testing for monitoring worker-exposure levels to various hazards such as lead, benzene, mercury, chromium, arsenic etc. Results are reviewed by one of DriverCheck’s occupational medicine physicians and recommendations based on exposure levels are made to employers regarding the frequency of follow-up testing, limiting worker exposure and the effectiveness of workplace safety precautions. 

  • Blood testing 

  • Urine testing 

SPECIALIZED ASSESSMENTS

Specialized assessments can be arranged on an as-needed basis.

Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)

A comprehensive in-person, third-party assessment completed by a physician. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine if the employee is able to safely perform the work related demands associated with their regular occupation or modified alternative tasks. In doing so, the examiner will assess the need for employment related restrictions and/or any accommodations which may be required.

Functional Capacity Testing (FCE)

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is an objective assessment of an individual’s ability to perform work and measures physical tolerances for a variety of work and daily activities. The FCE measures whole body function including components such as range of motion, strength, sensation, hand coordination, balance, cardiovascular fitness, lifting, carrying, pushing, sitting, standing, walking, climbing, kneeling, squatting, reaching and bending

Physical Demand Analysis (PDA) Development 

  • The onsite evaluation of workplace physical and cognitive demands

  • Physical ability testing protocol development

Consultations

DriverCheck offers consultations by Occupational Medicine physicians on an as-needed basis for program development, employee medical management and additional inquires. Please contact DriverCheck for more information.