Subject: Motor Vehicle Operator Guideline
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. If a medical card is required to operate the vehicle, the supervisor
must contact the OSEH Medical Surveillance Coordinator at 615- 2140 to authorize and arrange for a physical examination at the OHS Clinic. The card must be obtained prior to taking the CDL skills test.
Additional regulatory information on the DOT medical/physical requirements is available.
Typically, the medical card is issued for a 2-year period. As the expiration date on the card approaches, OSEH will contact OHS Clinic to authorize another physical exam. OHS staff will contact the supervisor to schedule the exam.
If additional health information is required by the OHS medical professionals to complete the exam, an Authorization to Release Patient Information form must be completed by the employee to provide disclosure of health information. If this form is not completed, no medical card can be issued, which could result in loss of employment.
Employees unable to successfully meet the requirements of the OHS physical exam will be excluded from operating commercial motor vehicles at the University of Michigan.
Commercial Driver Licensing requires the applicable written test be taken at the Michigan Secretary of State office and then the CDL Skills Test may be taken.
Alcohol and Drug Testing Program: The University of Michigan’s Substance Abuse Policy outlines the DOT requirements as applied to employees holding a CDL for University use. The Policy includes the general requirements, contact information, testing procedures, consequences of violating the policy, and the effects of alcohol and controlled substance use. Affected employees are required to read the policy and sign a receipt that the materials were received and any questions about the policy were satisfactorily answered. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the OSEH Medical Surveillance Coordinator at 615-2140.
All referenced guidelines, regulations, and other documents are available through OSEH at 764-1142.