Here are five facts related to driver's medicals in the context of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Alberta's specific regulations:
- : In Alberta, legislation such as the Traffic Safety Act and Operator Licensing and Vehicle Control Regulation stipulate that applicants for or renewing commercial Class 1, 2, or 4 driver’s licenses must undergo mandatory medical evaluations.
- : The frequency depends on the driver’s age. Drivers below 45 require a medical check every five years, while those between 45 and 64 need one every two years. For drivers 65 and above, annual exams are essential.
- : Drivers medicals in Edmonton cover several vital health aspects, including vision, hearing, cardiovascular health, and neurological conditions. The aim is to pinpoint any health issues that may compromise safe driving.
- : The medical assessments identify drivers with conditions potentially affecting their driving abilities. Such drivers might still be allowed on the road but may have restrictions placed on their licenses.
- : Medical professionals must complete the Medical Examination for Motor Vehicle Operators form and submit it to Alberta Transportation’s Driver Fitness and Monitoring department for review.
These regulations are designed to ensure that drivers are physically and mentally fit to safely operate their vehicles, protecting their own safety and that of other road users. As always, check the most recent regulations or book a consultation with Unlimited Medical for the most accurate and up-to-date information. Discover how we can assist your organization in testing and managing your Drivers’ medical examinations.