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Pulmonary Function Testing and Respiratory Services

Respiratory hazards: A hidden health risk

Exposure to respiratory hazards can lead to long-term damage to your employees’ lungs or worse. Deaths from cancer caused by asbestos exposure alone accounted for 70% of the increase in accepted claims for work-related deaths between 2006 and 2010 in Canada.1 Not only does baseline and periodic testing help prevent serious health problems, it may also help save your company from paying for preventable workers’ compensation costs.

We measure and monitor your employees’ lung health

Our pulmonary function testing accurately measures your employees’ respiratory performance and lung health. Our assessment can help identify certain pre-existing conditions and can help determine if the way you manage airborne hazards is working. We also offer baseline and periodic chest x-rays, which also help identify lung disease, and may be required under certain hazardous substance regulations.

Services

  • Establishing employee lung health history to help identify pre-existing conditions and risk factors
  • Testing using spirometry, with equipment that is regularly calibrated and maintained
  • Mobile testing, if required, in certain locations
  • Review by a physician
  • Ready access to chest x-rays, if required

If the inhalation of hazardous substances of any type is a risk in your workplace, and the airborne concentration of those hazardous substances exceeds government standards, your employees will also need the proper protective equipment. We make sure your employees’ respirators fit properly.

 


1. Bianco, Ann Del, PhD, & Demers, Paul A., PhD. (2013). Trends in compensation for deaths from occupational cancer in Canada: a descriptive study. Canadian Medical Association Journal, Vol. 1, No. 3: E1-E6. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20130015.