What pre-employment medicals can and can't do

Pre-employment medical can:

Identify some pre-existing health problems that increase an applicant's risk of subsequent illness and injury

Identify applicants who have recently used illegal/inappropriate drugs at the time of the medical;

Assist companies in identifying necessary and practicable job modifications to accommodate and applicant's disabilities

Introduce the company's health and safety culture to all applicants

Establish baseline health information

Pre-employment medical can't:

Resolve a poor workers' compensation performance;

Reduce the impact of poor morale on sickness absence levels

Create a drug free workplace