Occ Health - travel van job

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by bethymaester bethymaester Member Nurse

Specializes in ER. Has 4 years experience.

So I accepted a rather odd (to me) job for next week. It's one 12 hour night shift (plus 3 hours of training) to do occupational health exams for a big brewing company. The company actually employing me has their own trailers decked out with everything to perform occ health exams - my question is what should I study up on so I don't look like an idiot when I show up? I know pretty much nothing about occ health. They mentioned they would send me something prior, but it's Friday and the job is Tuesday!

NJprisonrn

NJprisonrn

195 Posts

Sorry, just saw this! I'm new to Occ Health, but I have done several onsite projects where we do physicals, mostly for respiratory clearance for respirators. Is that what it turned out to be?

bethymaester

bethymaester

Specializes in ER. Has 4 years experience. 53 Posts

Yes, I'm actually at the job right now and that's exactly what it is! Hazmat and respirator clearances. Wasn't given much guidance on criteria to hold someone's clearance, but luckily almost all have been very straightforward.

NJprisonrn

NJprisonrn

195 Posts

Don't worry, you'll do fine. I usually go by at least 65% of expected fev1 on pft and ask for a doctor's clearance if they have extreme heart or lung conditions or a abnormal ekg. But it's up to your judgement. (Again, sorry for late response).