In our last insert, we explained the importance of pre-employment medicals. This month, we focus on why periodic medicals are just as important.
Homer, Homer, Homer, what has become of you …
If Homer had a periodic medical, you would have known he’s no longer fit to … well, to do anything really.
Especially driving your big old truck …
So, why should employees get periodic medicals?
When Homer started working for you, he was young, fit, and strong. But when Homer started frequenting Moe’s and drinking too much beer – well, we all know what happened.
In Homer’s case, being overweight may trigger chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and sleep apnea. Such diseases – or, in fact, any changes in an individual’s health – can only be identified by conducting a periodic medical.
Drivers suffering from such diseases should be classified as temporarily unfit (for driving) until their conditions are controlled. If not, their health condition may result in a nasty accident.
The bottom line is that the cost of a periodic medical (and Homer booked off work for a few hours once every two years) could save you both a lot of pain.
And that’s it, really. Periodic medicals protect you. And old Homer…