Pulmonary Function Tests for Workplace Airborne Hazards

Pulmonary Function Tests for Workplace Airborne Hazards

Pulmonary function tests are an essential part of worker safety in industries where they are exposed to irritating or harmful vapors, gases, fumes, or dust. OSHA regulations require spirometry, a type of pulmonary function test, for many industries with exposure to these harmful substances. In this article, we’ll discuss what pulmonary function tests are, what … Read more

Workplace Spirometry Test: What is It For and How to Prepare

Workplace Spirometry Test

Spirometry might sound like an intimidating word, but it is actually the most common type of pulmonary function or breathing test. Spirometry helps assess breathing patterns that identify pulmonary, or lung, disorders including asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and COPD. In this article, we’ll discuss what spirometry is, why spirometry is done, why it’s important … Read more

Respirator Fit Testing: Why and Where to Get a Mask Fit Test

Respirator Fit Testing

Workplaces where employees are regularly exposed to hazardous materials will require their workers to use a facial respirator, which provides protection and filtration. This includes exposure to harmful dust, fumes, gases, and other dangerous substances. Respirators allow employees to breathe safely, by filtering out any potentially harmful materials. These masks also protect from infectious particles, … Read more

A Guide to Pre-Employment Drug Tests

A Guide to Pre-Employment Drug Tests

There are many ways employers can ensure the health and safety of their staff, like conducting fire drills and disinfecting high-touch surfaces. One common way that employers use to increase the safety of their employees is the pre-employment drug test. Drug and alcohol abuse costs employers 740 billion dollars a year. These costs include medical … Read more

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