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 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 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