Dr. Michael Tigges
Ensure Your Crane Operator is Safe With The Help of a DOT Medical Examination
Crane accidents and other construction incidents are a reality of the business, which is just one reason why the services of Dr. Michael Tigges at Same Day DOT Physicals Drug & Alcohol Testing—on behalf of the DOT Medical Examiner in Gallatin, TN outside of Nashville—are so essential to anyone working within the Department of Transportation. With construction accidents on the risein the United States, it has become all the more important that the individuals operating cranes are given necessary physical exams. Tests are conducted per the standards of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.
The importance of a DOT Medical Examiner test speaks for itself. The exam will indicate that:
· The operator has not consumed any over-the-counter substances that would interfere with their work.
· The operator is not using illegal drugs or medications acquired without a prescription.
The exam will incorporate:
· A comprehensive physical to assure optimal health
· Additional testing as necessary, including:
o Lab blood work
· Examination for any condition or disease that could interfere with an ability to complete the job safely
Waivers on prescription medications will be obtained from a certified physician, as necessary, to indicate that a medicine will not interfere with an operator’s abilities to work.
Operators taking the DOT physical are able to prove their physical and medical qualifications and receive a medical examiner certificate proving that they are capable of operating cranes and completing their jobs safely.
Crane operators have no small task on their hands, literally. Dr. Michael Tigges, a FMSCA Certified Medical Examiner, will conduct all exams as well as a full panel Drug and Alcohol Testing and Evidential Breath Alcohol Test on behalf of the DOT Medical Examiner. You can call 615-452-1575 to schedule a test