Pre-Placement Physicals and Drug Testing

Pre-Placement Physicals and Drug Testing

The Massachusetts Bay Self-Insurance Group (MBSIG) provides members with loss control information, training and tools designed to help MBSIG members establish a safe and productive workforce and to prevent injuries at the worksite.

MBSIG understands that loss control begins with the hiring process. Pre-placement, post-employment offer physical examinations are a successful tool to determine that prospective employees are physically capable to perform the essential functions of the job for which they are being considered.

Pre-placement, post-employment  offer drug testing is another effective tool to screen prospective employees. In addition, random and “for cause” drug testing is very successful in maintaining a safe work environment.

Screening employment candidates during the hiring process to confirm that they are physically capable of performing the job for which they are being considered:

  • creates a safer working environment
  • reduces injuries
  • reduces associated Workers’ Compensation costs
  • enhances the quality of your workforce

MBSIG suggests utilizing an occupational health provider to provide pre-placement, post-employment offer, physical examinations and drug testing for MBSIG members for the following job categories:

  • All Drivers (both full and part time)
  • All Maintenance/Facilities staff
  • Visiting Nurses
  • Home Health staff
  • Residential Care staff
  • Personal Trainers/Athletic Trainers


The material contained herein is intended for general informational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice and should not be construed as such. Any inquiries regarding federal law and/or Massachusetts law should be directed to an attorney licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.