POST-OFFER (PREPLACEMENT) EXAMINATION
Preplacement evaluations can determine initial medical fitness for a particular job or occupation, can allow workers with pre-existing problems to be identified so that appropriate steps can be taken to protect the employee during his employment, and can provide a baseline to which future evaluations can be compared (see HEALTH SURVEILLANCE). These evaluations can also be used to determine appropriate accommodations, when the essential functions of the job have been determined, in accordance with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
COMP can provide DOT examinations for workers who have a commercial drivers license or who are subject to DOT (Department of Transportation) regulations that require physical examinations periodically.
COMP can provide Aviation Medical Examinations for pilots who need Class I, Class II, or Class III medical or student pilot certificates.
RESPIRATOR USER EXAMINATION
COMP can provide respirator user examinations and medical respirator certification for workers who use respiratory protection devices during their employment and may be subject to the Code of Federal Regulations 29 CFR-1910.134.
ASBESTOS WORKERS EXAMINATION
COMP can provide Asbestos workers examinations for workers who are potentially exposed to Asbestos, such as during Asbestos abatement, and may be subject to the Code of Federal Regulations 29 CFR-1910.1001.
INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION
Complex or chronic illnesses or injuries can frequently be a source of frustration for the patient, the employer, and the insurance carrier or third-party administrator. COMP can provide independent medical examinations with an unbiased assessment of the problems and address issues such as causality, maximum medical improvement, permanent partial impairment, apportionment, activity (work) limitations, maintenance medical care, and total disability. All COMP physicians are Level II accredited by the Colorado Division of Labor and Employment.
DIVISION INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS (DIME)
COMP can provide a DIME (Division of labor Independent Medical Examination) in accordance with the State of Colorado Workers' Compensation Rules of Procedure.
Impairment can be defined as loss of function of a body part or organ system. Disability, as opposed to impairment, can be defined as the inability, even with accommodation, to meet one or more of the demands of employment, social functioning, or activities of daily living. A handicap is an impairment that can be overcome by some means of accommodation, such as a cane, a wheelchair, or glasses. COMP can provide impairment examinations using the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment - Third Edition (Revised) as required by Colorado statute. All COMP physicians are Level II accredited by the Colorado Division of Labor and Employment.
COMP can provide a toxicology examination for workers who are believed to be suffering from exposure to various industrial chemicals such as solvents, heavy metals, and pesticides. COMP can also work with employers to design and implement programs to monitor workers for potential adverse effects of these materials (see Health Surveillance), and can provide the employer with information regarding anticipated short-term and long-term toxic effects and protective measures that can be taken to minimize these effects.
Last modified: 01/26/12