A HazMat (Hazard Materials) Examination or ERT Exam (Emergency Response Team) is required by OSHA for those workplaces where exposure to hazardous chemicals or other materials may cause a variety of health problems.
Workers who routinely handle hazardous waste for disposal, have exposures to blood-borne pathogens, and/or assist in clean up of chemical spills must be screened on a regular basis.
Medical Screening can include:
- Health/Work History Review
- Physical Exam (targeting systems that could be affected by hazardous chemicals)
- Laboratory Testing
- Hepatitis B Vaccinations
- Hearing Testing (Audiometry)
- Pulmonary Function Testing (Spirometry)
- ECG (electrocardiogram)
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For more information on HAZMAT testing, read Frequently Asked Questions.