Groups Served

Healthy Employees/Health Drivers contribute to safer workplaces and highways with fewer accidents, crashes, worker’s compensation claims and health care expenditures. Health and Safety Works can help employees and drivers optimize their health.

Carriers ↓    Drivers ↓    Medical Examiners ↓

 

Carriers

Small and medium size trucking and bus companies may not have the resources available to large carriers, including someone who specializes in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Yet, it is imperative that they comply with the regulations to avoid costly fines and unnecessary expenses related to crashes.  

Health and Safety Works consultation services provide:

Assessment 

  • of your workplace and give you advice on how to meet the FMCSA physical qualification requirements
  • of your worker’s comp claims and OSHA injury/illness logs 

Design 

  • an FMCSA compliance program and/or 
  • a Driver Health and Wellness Program customized to meet your needs

Information

  • Information on resources for meeting FMCSA requirements
  • Updated information on FMCSA regulations 
  • How to participate in the rule-making processes

Health contributes to safe driving. People with chronic illness tend to become fatigued easily. Chronic pain is distracting. Some treatments for illness cause dizziness, fatigue and a lack of ability to concentrate. All this contribute to unsafe driving.

That's why FMCSA requires CMV drivers to have a physical examination by a provider on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry). As a carrier you know that a Commercial Driver’s License Holder must provide his/her medical certificate or medical card to the state licensing authority to be able to operate a commercial motor vehicle. 

So, it is important for you to know the physical qualification requirements and what your drivers need to do to prepare for the medical examination. You need to know how to help your drivers optimize their chances of passing and receiving a two year medical card. Health and Safety Works provides guidance documents, presentations, webinars to carriers to help them understand the importance of the FMCSA rules and help them prepare for their physical examination

Compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) physical qualification requirements can be very confusing. The broadly written regulations and minimal guidance on specific medical conditions can leave you unsure of how to meet the regulatory requirement. Health and Safety Works offers comprehensive health and safety services to keep your drivers healthy, to minimize work related illnesses and injuries, and to comply with FMCSA regulations. 

 

We offer programs that include assessing your driver needs and designing a health and wellness program specific to meet your driver’s needs on the road. We can provide health and wellness programs encouraging smoking cessation, weight reduction and developing a healthy lifestyle. and how to adapt fitness and good nutrition to the CMV driver’s lifestyle.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers

Health contributes to safe driving. People with chronic illness tend to become fatigued easily. Chronic pain is distracting. Some treatments for illness cause dizziness, fatigue and a lack of ability to concentrate. All this contribute to unsafe driving. 

As a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Driver you are required to have a physical examination by a provider on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry). In addition, in order to be able to operate a CMV, your state licensing agency must have a copy of your current medical card.  

So, it is important for your livelihood to stay healthy!! It is important for you to know the physical qualification requirements and what you need to do to prepare for the medical examination. You need to know what can you do to optimize your chance of passing and receiving a two year medical card. Health and Safety Works provides guidance documents, presentations, webinars to CMV drivers to help them understand the importance of the FMCSA rules and help them prepare for their physical examination.Carriers

Compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) physical qualification requirements can be very confusing. The broadly written regulations and minimal guidance on specific medical conditions can leave you unsure of how to meet the regulatory requirement. Health and Safety Works offers comprehensive health and safety services to keep your, a CMV driver, healthy, to minimize work related illnesses and injuries, and to comply with FMCSA regulations. Health and Safety Works offers programs that include assessing your needs and designing a health and wellness program specific to meet your needs on the road. We can provide health and wellness programs encouraging smoking cessation, weight reduction and developing a healthy lifestyle. and how to adapt fitness and good nutrition to the CMV driver’s lifestyle.

 

Medical Examiners

Being a Medical Examiner for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires:

  • a current license to practice in a health care specialty such as a nurse practitioner, a physical assistant, a physician, a chiropractor or other health care practitioner whose state defined scope of practice permits the professional to conduct a fitness for duty examination as defined in the FMCSA regulations.
  • Registering to become a Medical Examiner on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners 
  • Training in FMCSA physical qualification requirements
  • Taking a certification test to demonstrate proficiency in the standards and requirements. 

Medical Examiners have a responsibility for ensuring that a driver is physically qualified to operate a Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. They need to have a clear understanding of:

  • FMCSA Physical Qualification Requirements 
  • The driver’s role and responsibility as a CMV driver — Driving a commercial truck or bus differs significantly from driving an automobile.
  • The relationship between medical conditions and CMV driving
  • Knowledge of the latest medical trends and devices and who they impact safe operation of a CMV
  • A clear understanding of how to balance the driver’s needs with the road safety (Some Medical Examiners are very fearful of their own liability and are so strict that driver’s lose their livelihood fro frivolous reasons not related to driver incapacitation.  

To provide sound medical determinations Medical Examiners must clearly understand all the nuances between medical conditions, their treatments and the FMCSA.  

Health and Safety Works provides this clarity to Medical Examiners through documents, training, presentations and research. We have extensive knowledge of the FMCSA regulations and guidance documents and are able to translate that knowledge into meaningful advice through

Training         

  • FMCSA physical qualifications for CMV drivers
  • National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners updates, new forms and new processes
  • How to become a Medical Examiner 

Consulting 

  • Relationship of medical conditions to regulations and rule-making 
  • Compliance with physical qualification regulations for bus and truck drivers, 
  • FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

Presenting

Conducting presentations on a variety of subjects such as:

  • How to participate in rule making
  • FMCSA update
  • New and proposed rules and who they affect the Medical Examiner

Researching

Researching medical conditions and their relationship to transportation regulations.  

Medical Examiners need information on medical trends, and the newest devices and treatments. They need to avoid fads and rely on solid, evidence-based data to prevent misinformation. Medical Examiners must understand the newest information about FMCSA physical qualifications regulations and guidance and how to comply with them. Medical Examiners need to make sound medical determinations based on the latest medical information to keep drivers on the road and keep the roads safe. 

Health and Safety Works researches the newest peer-reviewed studies and presents the information in a concise report. 

  • Exploring the latest information available for compliance with regulatory mandates 
  • Information on specific medical conditions and treatment for those conditions and the pier impact on CMV driving.

 

Contact us to learn more about how Health and Safety Works can help employees and drivers optimize their health!