OSHA Physicals


HAZMAT and HAZWOPER Physicals are similar and both are required by OSHA, but the requirements for these physicals applies to employees working in certain conditions.

In very basic terms, Hazmat and Hazwoper physicals are necessary for employees that are exposed to hazardous materials, such as:

  • toxic chemicals
  • toxic waste
  • fuels
  • nuclear waste
  • biological
  • chemical and/or radioactive material

What are the OSHA Regulations?

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 - “Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response”

What is a HAZMAT physical?

HAZMAT physical is required by OSHA for employees who are exposed to hazardous chemicals or other materials that could cause health problems.

Most HAZMAT physicals are required to be performed annually, unless determined otherwise by a physician. This ensures that there have been no changes to the employee’s health that would put them at increased risk if exposed to hazardous materials.

What is a HAZWOPER physical?

A HAZWOPER physical is required by OSHA for employees who are:

  • Exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards above the permissible exposure levels (PELs) set by OSHA
  • Wear a respirator for 30 days or more a year
  • Become sick from possible overexposure or
  • Work on a HAZMAT team.

These physicals are required before the employee starts their assignment, after they complete their assignment, and annually throughout their assignment.

This type of physical focuses on how potential overexposure is impacting different parts of the body. 

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What is a HAZMAT or HAZWOPER Physical?
HAZMAT and HAZWOPER Physicals consist of a number of tests

During a HAZMAT and HAZWOPER physical, a Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant will perform a physical exam on the employee as well as review the employer’s notes that detail the patient’s job description and level of exposure to hazardous materials.

The physical exam may include some or all of the following components with a special focus on any prior/potential exposure to hazardous materials:

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We also offer many other PhysicalsScreenings and Tests and Employer Services from Biometric Screenings to Work Injury Treatment Plans.

We offer a number of screenings, tests, and other medical services from Biometric Screenings to Vaccinations to X-Rays, and more. 

We offer a number of physicals related to DOT, Non-DOT Medical Services, and OSHA-Related work, such as DOT Physicals, Respirator and HAZMAT/HAZWOPER Physicals, and more.

We offer services for all different types of employers, whether you are regulated by DOT, OSHA or any other government organization. We can manage your Work Injury Treatment Plans.

OnSite Clinic Services

Our Onsite Clinics can be utilized in one of two ways, Onsite Clinical Staffing or Mobile Onsite Clinics. This means we can either send a team of staff members to your place of business and use your facility to administer services or they can perform the services in our Mobile Clinic.

Our Onsite Clinical Staff are contracted to perform the medical services you need, when you need them, utilizing your facility spaces.

Our medical staff will coordinate with you to determine the best place to set up our Mobile Health Clinic as well as how long you would need the unit. 

HAZMAT and HAZWOPER Physicals are offered at all offices

Questions about HAZMAT/HAZWOPER Physicals?

Our Occupational Healthcare staff members specialize in HAZMAT/HAZWOPER Physicals and are ready to answer any questions you have whether you need In-Clinic Services or Onsite Clinic Services. All medical staff has very specific knowledge in Occupational Medicine, which is exactly what you need.