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Railway Company

North America

Locations Served:
36 states across the U.S. 

The Client:
A company that operates one of the largest freight railroad networks in North America.

The Need:
In December 2005, the company needed a medical services provider that could take over the majority of its exam business.  The safety of its employees and the need to maintain medical standards and regulatory compliance were of paramount importance to the client. Comprehensive Health Services started working with the company in early 2005, providing DOT exams in five states.

The Results:
In response to the client’s needs, we were able to facilitate a rapid and seamless transition in taking over the extensive exam business. Our staff partnered with the client in an 8-week ramp-up period to add DOT certification exams for the additional 31 states, but also the following exam services across all 36 states:

  • Pre-employment exams
  • Reinstatement exams
  • Transfer exams
  • Fit for Duty/Return to Work
  • Immunizations
  • Deferral exams
  • Hazmat clearance exams
  • Police certification exams (as required by state regulations)
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Respirator Clearance
  • Respirator Fit Testing

By far, the largest volume of exam business we conduct for the company is pre-placement (post-offer employment) and DOT certification exams. Between 2006 and the end of 2014, we conducted nearly 50,000 post-offer exams, an average of nearly 5,500 a year.  Between 2005 and the end of 2014, we conducted nearly 40,000 DOT certification exams, an average of nearly 4,000 a year.