“Crystalline silica dust particles that are small enough to be inhaled into the lungs can cause a number of health problems, including silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema, as well as pulmonary tuberculosis.”
WorkSafe Alberta Occupational Health & Safety – “Crystalline Silica at the Work Site”
What is Spirometry Testing?
Inhaling dust and chemicals, while struggling with reduced oxygen can be hazardous for workers. Over the long term, it can lead employees to suffer chronic and even fatal lung conditions. As an employer, the health of your employees is paramount. It’s why Rocky Mountain Mobile Hearing Testing offers spirometry testing.
A spirometry test measures the volume of air and how fast employees can move air in and out of their lungs. Employees will be asked to take in a big breath and then blow as hard and as long as they can into a machine. The process is simple and only takes between 10 to 15 minutes per person to complete.
This effective and easy test will measure the health of your employees and help you take proactive steps to ensure their safety. At Rocky Mountain Mobile Hearing Testing, we offer our spirometry assessment to all heavy industries, such as oil & gas, saw-milling and manufacturing.
We’ll be in and out of your workplace as fast as possible while ensuring that your employees are healthy and safe with our pulmonary function test.
Who Needs Spirometry Testing?
All workers that are exposed to asbestos, dust, chemicals and a lack of oxygen should undergo spirometry testing. The constant exposure can lead employees to develop deadly breathing conditions, such as asbestosis, chronic bronchitis, sarcoidosis and emphysema. It is here that Rocky Mountain Mobile Hearing Testing can help you. As experts in all forms of occupational testing, including mask fit testing, noise measurement and the respirator fit test, we can help you improve the safety of your worksite. As a mobile-operated service, we will come to your location whenever you need us. You’re not a 9 to 5 business, and neither are we. We will arrive on time, ready to begin testing. Regardless of how many employees you have on the books, we have the resources to test for high volumes.
How Noisy is My Workplace?
Permanent hearing loss results from exposure to noise above 85 dBA for an 8 hour day or its equivalent (85 dBA Lex).
*Stats from The Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia
Why Rocky Mountain Is The Best
The Importance of Spirometry Testing
A spirometry test will provide employers with an assessment of the effects of toxic and airborne substances on their employees and determine the right way to improve their safety. The earlier we conduct the lung function test, the earlier issues can be detected and treated.
With the information from the spirometry testing, employers will be able to take proactive measures to guarantee the safety of their employees at work, resolve any workplace health and safety issues, and reduce the potential loss of productivity.
We understand that getting this test scheduled is a pain for many employers, but we offer a fast, effective and flexible mobile service that saves you time and money. On-site testing has never been easier with our services available in Alberta, Eastern BC, and Saskatchewan.
Don’t ignore the well-being of your employees; contact the professionals here at Rocky Mountain Mobile Hearing Testing.
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