Occupational Health Services (OHS)
In accordance with the implementation of the Arizona Management System, State Risk Loss Prevention is adopting a “best practices” approach to employee safety.
State Risk will suspend its post-offer exam program in favor of workplace hazard elimination and establishment of evidence based practices and procedures that ensure the safety of all state employees and customers.
This decision has led to the development of new policies and procedures that includes a change in the criteria that triggers a physical exam. This change will eliminate many exams currently being conducted through this program.
Effective February 12, 2018: Post-Offer Exam program is suspended. Immediate elimination of the exam requirements for positions identified in Table 1, as well as for positions that require a DOT physical for a Commercial Driver's License; the USDOT exam is sufficient in identifying any potential hazards.
Suspension of all other post-offer exams are in accordance with the following timeline:
Please note: Post Offer exams will no longer be required for a lift of 25 pounds or over. Instead, the following formula should be used to asses a hazardous lifting condition:
- 35 pounds or more, at a frequency of 12 per hour, for a duration of 3 or more hours per day.
Contact your Agency Human Resources Department for specific instructions regarding post-offer physicals for your Agency.
We appreciate the opportunity to work with your Agency in eliminating job hazards and making your workplace safe and healthy!
To request a review of your Agency's job hazards, please complete the questionnaire below.
For more information you may download the Post-Offer Exam Suspension Timeline presentation.
Risk Management holds and manages the contract for state agencies, and the exams themselves are processed through a third-party vendor.
If a job hazard to an essential function has been identified for a position, and will require a Post-Offer Physical, please forward to WorkCare for processing.
You may submit your requests via:
Fax (714) 922-1011
The following material will guide you through the process (select link):
For Questions or concerns contact:
1-800-455-6155 x2219 (ask for the Delta team)
Laurie Kelly, State Risk-Occupational Health Services
Doug Brown, Loss Prevention Manager