What is the cutoff for the new physical that USCG has out. I just renewed & i shouldn’t have an issue, but i know of others who should.
[B]FOR ALL US “FAT BOYS” OUT THERE!![/B]
[B][I][U]believe it is 40.0 or higher[/U][/I][/B]
requirement. Enclosure (2) to NVIC 04-08
[LEFT][B][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman][SIZE=4]PHYSICAL ABILITY GUIDELINES [/SIZE][/FONT][/B][/LEFT]
[LEFT]1. Credential applicants should be physically able to perform assigned shipboard functions and meet the physical demands that would reasonably arise during an emergency response. As used in this context, an [/LEFT]
[LEFT][I][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman][SIZE=3]“emergency response” [/SIZE][/FONT][/I]refers to emergency evolutions such as abandon ship and firefighting, and the basic procedures to be followed by each mariner. [/LEFT]
[LEFT]2. If the examining medical practitioner doubts the applicant’s ability to meet the guidelines contained within this table, and for all applicants with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40.0 or higher, the practitioner should require that the applicant demonstrate the ability to meet the guidelines. This does not mean, for example, that the applicant must actually don an exposure suit, pull an uncharged 1.5 inch diameter 50’ fire hose with nozzle to full extension, or lift a charged 1.5 inch diameter fire hose to fire fighting position. Rather, the medical practitioner may utilize alternative measures to satisfy himself or herself that the applicant possesses the ability to meet the guidelines in the third column. A description of the methods utilized by the medical practitioner should be reported on the CG-719K or CG-719K/E (or approved equivalent form) as appropriate. All demonstrations of ability should be performed by the applicant without assistance. Any prosthesis normally worn by the applicant and other aid devices such as prescription glasses may be used by the applicant in all practical demonstrations except when the use of such would prevent the proper wearing of mandated personal protective equipment (PPE).
a. Those applicants where only a physical demonstration of abilities is required (719-K/E) may substitute a physical exam (719-K) . Enclosure (1) details the relevant standards applicable to each type of credential.
[LEFT]b. The BMI calculation is discussed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: [/LEFT]
[LEFT][U][I][B]the link for the NMC medical evaluation center page.[/B][/I][/U][/LEFT]