Drivers Medicals

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Drivers Medicals in Edmonton: Ensuring the Safety and Wellness of Your Commercial Drivers

Drivers’ medicals are a critical component of workplace Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) testing, especially in industries where employees operate vehicles as part of their job responsibilities. These medical assessments ensure that drivers are physically and mentally fit to perform their duties, minimizing the risk of road accidents, injuries, and fatalities. By assessing factors such as vision, hearing, cardiovascular health, and neurological conditions, these medical exams help identify potential medical conditions that may impair a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. The goal is to identify potential health issues that could compromise driving safety, such as conditions that could lead to sudden incapacitation, impaired judgment, or reduced reaction times. By identifying these risks before an individual is allowed to drive professionally, employers can significantly reduce the potential for accidents, safeguarding not only the health and safety of the drivers, but their passengers, other road users, and the wider community.

Here are five facts related to driver's medicals in the context of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Alberta's specific regulations:

  1. Commercial Drivers Requirements: 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.
  2. Frequency of Medical Exams: 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.
  3. Scope of the Exam: 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.
  4. Driving with Medical Conditions: 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.
  5. Record-Keeping: 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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WHY CHOOSE UOHC?

Comprehensive Services

  • Post-offer, pre-placement, and periodic medical assessments
  • Designated medical surveillance
  • Audiometric testing & hearing conservation programs
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Drivers Medical
  • Silica screening (Chest X-Ray, and Spirometry)
  • Wellness initiatives & biometric screening
  • TB Testing
  • Workplace immunization programs

 

We provide turn-key solutions for your employees having x-ray location on 2nd floor and laboratory services across the street and an acessible location with easy access from all main artery roads (Anthony Henday, Calgary Trail, Whitemud) as well as a Century Park LRT/Bus Terminal.