Regulatory Examinations

For certain occupations, OSHA mandates that workers have special physical exams to clear them to work. Our medical staff is fully trained to perform these exams, as well as discuss with the workers any specific occupational health problems that may be associated with the type of work they are performing.

Types of Examinations

A physical examination mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers requiring a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). FMCSA examinations determine if a driver is fit to operate a CMV based on an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional state.

These examinations are performed at 2-year intervals or less depending on if medical conditions warrant increased frequency.

Items needed for examination:

  • Your current driver’s license and CDL card, if applicable.

A bus driver medical examination is required by New York State for all bus drivers. It is similar to a FMCSA CDL examination, but 19-A examinations are specific to school bus drivers who do not cross state lines.

The 19-A examine is similar to a DOT, but a 19-A involves a driver who remains within the state's borders. The 19-A examination is done every 2 years or more frequently if medical condition warrants.

For more information, visit the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles.

To qualify for a medical certificate, a mariner must provide evidence of meeting the medical and physical standards as defined by the Coast Guard on a CG-719K or CG-719K/E, as appropriate.

A medical certificate is a document that serves as proof that a mariner meets required medical and physical standards set forth by the Coast Guard and that the mariner can safely perform the duties.

For more information, visit the United States Coast Guard website or view the National Maritime Center FAQ.

A physical examination specific to railroad workers regulated by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), an agency regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

For more infomation, visit the U.S. Department of Transportation.

An examination that is performed by a Physician or Other Licensed Health Care Professional (PLHCP) to document medical status of a candidate or military member on entry, during service, before and after deployment, and/or on discharge from military service.

Some components of a military medical examination include:

  • Height and weight measurements
  • Hearing and vision examinations
  • Urine and blood tests
  • Drug and alcohol tests
  • Muscle group and joint maneuvers
  • Complete physical examination (in underclothing) and interview
  • Specialized tests if required. 
For more information, visit Military.com.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) publishes a standard addressing an occupational medical program that will reduce risks and provide for the health, safety, and effectiveness of firefighters operating to protect civilian life and property. This exam should be preformed yearly or more frequently depending on changes in health status.

This evaluation may include:

  • Medical history
  • Physical examination
  • Evaluation of pulmonary function (PFT)
  • Other medical laboratory testing (blood and urine analyses)
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Hearing and vision screening
  • Evaluation of physical function/capacity 

The medical and physical fitness requirements for police officer candidates in NYS are documented in the Medical and Physical Fitness Standards and Procedures for Police Officer Candidates.

This evaluation entails:

  • Laboratory urine analysis
  • Tuberculosis screening
  • History and physical examination; electrocardiogram (ECG)  
  • Drug screening
  • Chest x-ray if needed
  • Eye and vision examination
  • Hearing


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Our medical staff is trained to perform physical examinations, screenings, and vaccinations. They can also discuss specific occupational health problems with workers.


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