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Lung Function Tests


Lung Function Test | Lung X-rays

According to the OSH act of 1993; Lung function tests must be done to prevent respiratory disease. Lung function tests can prevent future disease if it’s done correctly. The best way to counter occupational disease is an early warning and prevention system. Lung function tests should be done regularly to ensure its effectiveness.


Often workers are affected by chemicals by breathing toxic substances. This includes dust, fogs fumes, mists, sprays and vapours. Sometimes the substances can be almost undetectable. Often hazardous substances have no odour or colour. This means that your employee might be exposed to dangerous substances without your knowledge.


Lung disease may take many years of exposure to develop. If you do not have the adequate paperwork to prove that you took reasonable steps to prevent the disease, you might get into serious trouble. If you have your employee lung function tests documented you can monitor, the health of your employees. This ensures that preventative measures can be taken before it’s too late.


The primary objective is to protect by engineering. When engineering controls are not feasible a respiratory protection plan must be implemented. Appropriate respirators shall be enforced suitable for the purpose of intent. Lung function tests must be done, and employees must be educated.


What are the Symptoms of Lung Disease?

  • Shortness of Breath
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing


As an employer, you have a responsibility to ensure that the workplace is safe. By exposing employees to harmful substances can eventually cost the company a lot of money. Often legal action is taken against employers that do not comply with the basic health & safety practices. If you require a full health & safety assessment in your company, feel free to let us know. We provide safety audits, safety training, safety files etc. We provide a one stop health & safety solution. A site visit can be arranged when we complete the lung function tests.


If you are uncertain if your company require lung function tests, feel free to contact us for more information. Lung function tests can be combined with other employee medical examination services.

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