HazMat and HAZWOPER Physicals
Medical Surveillance Focused On Hazardous Materials
What does a HazMat physical consist of?
A HazMat physical, also known as a HazMat exam, is similar to other medical surveillance exams. The physician will review the patient’s medical and work history, paying special attention to any prior exposure to hazardous materials. The physician will also review the employer’s notes that detail the patient’s job description and level of exposure to hazardous materials.
During a HazMat physical, the patient will undergo a regular physical exam. The HazMat physical may also requires:
- Blood and urine samples to check for signs of exposure
- Auditory test
- Spirometry test (checks lung function)
- Chest x-rays
- An EKG (checks heart function)
- Test for Hepatitis B (plus the vaccination)