Job searching is the worst – sending out all those applications, waiting to hear back, and surviving your interview. By the time you get the job, you think you have the worst behind you – until you see the pre-employment checklist. A physical. A drug test. Safety training. Endless meetings and forms forms forms! Why do you have to do it? And how can you get them done as easily as possible? Today’s article will tell you.
Why do we do physicals, drug screening and all that?
Pre-employment physicals protect both you and the employer. First of all, they make sure that you’re not sick when you’re starting your job, that you aren’t suffering from any unmanaged chronic problems, like high blood pressure or diabetes, and that you are prepared to hit the ground running on your first day of work. They ask about your health history, any surgeries, any symptoms you’re having – like persistent cough or back pain – and then review your job tasks to make sure what you’re doing isn’t going to aggravate your symptoms.
Drug screening is mostly for the employer. You know if you’ve used illicit drugs; they don’t. But if you are operating heavy machinery – in a factory or as a driver – you absolutely cannot be under the influence. Employers like drug testing to weed out applicants who may cause them problems in the future.
Finally, safety training is for you – to make sure you stay safe on the job. You’ll review your worksite evacuation plan, important safety tips, and the company’s approach to safety. By knowing this, you’ll know what to do in an emergency – and what to do if you get injured on the job.
It can seem like a lot, but it’s important to start strong.
How can you get it done without hassle?
Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches partners with employers to provide occupational medicine and worker’s compensation services for new and existing employees.
Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches makes it easy to get your drug screening in Palm Beach. We have three locations in the Palm Beaches and we are open 7 days a week so you can come when you have time. Bring in the form from your employer and we can not only sort out your employment physical but do drug testing in West Palm Beach, North Palm Beach or Wellington. You don’t need an appointment or insurance to get your drug screen and physical done.
Read more about drug screening in Palm Beach at Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches or check out our previous article: Things you should know about pre-employment drug testing in West Palm Beach.
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