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What is a DOT Physical
The objective of a DOT physical Hanaford IL is to evaluate whether a persons health is well enough to perform what is known as a “safety sensitive” position.
Who Is Required To Have a DOT physical Hanaford IL?
The DOT physical is an important part of the Department of Transportation’s requirements for employees designated as “safety sensitive” and while commercial motor vehicle drivers (FMCSA) are primarily the persons in need of a DOT physical, DOT physicals may be required for other types of DOT regulated positions.
Recommended items to bring to your DOT physical:
Eyeglasses (bring prescription)
List of medications
Clearance letters or physician related documentation
Persons should also be prepared to discuss with a certified examiner all health history including past or recent illnesses or other information related to your physical exam.
What To Expect At Your DOT Physical
Before the appointment, you’ll fill out the previously mentioned Medical Examination Report form. Use the form to indicate any prior or current health conditions. These may include:
Brain injuries or neurological disorders
Epilepsy or seizures
Loss of hearing
Heart attack or heart disease
Depression and anxiety disorders
Dizziness or fainting
Spinal cord injuries
Your doctor will review this form and ask additional questions. He or she will check your lung function, heart, digestive tract, and coordination. You’ll also take some basic tests.
What Does A DOT Physical Test For?
How Often Do I Need A DOT Physical?
Most medical certificates are good for two years. However, if you have low blood pressure or high blood pressure, or any other condition that may inhibit your ability to drive, you may receive a 1-year certificate. And if you have very high blood pressure or other treatable conditions, you may receive a 3-month certificate. After 3 months, if you show improvement in that condition, you’ll be eligible to get a 1 or 2-year certificate.
After A Completed DOT Physical
A DOT physical Hanaford IL is a highly regulated process established to ensure the safety of our nation’s highways and failing to hold a valid DOT medical certificate can result in significant fines and penalties.
Upon completion of the DOT physical Hanaford IL examination, the qualified medical examiner will complete your DOT physical form and note any issues requiring monitoring or any health concerns which may adversely affect your ability to receive or renew your DOT medical certificate.
DOT Physical Fast-Facts & Quick Tips
-A DOT physical examination is valid for up to 24 months unless otherwise noted by a medical examiner to monitor certain health conditions.
-Upon passing a DOT physical the medical examiner will furnish 1 copy of the DOT physical results to the person who was examined and then complete the medical examiner certificate.
-When you arrive at the testing center for your DOT physical, please be prepared to provide a urine sample, have a list of any medications you are currently taking, have your corrective lenses (glasses or contacts) and any information relating to your health history.