LUNG FUNCTION TESTS

  Posted March 11, 2019

Lung function tests are mandatory in industries where people might be exposed to hazardous substances and respiratory sensitizers.

COSHH

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations, require employers to control exposures to hazardous substances to protect employees’ health. Employers must assess the exposure (exposure means taking in chemicals by breathing in, by skin contact or by swallowing) and the risk that this exposure would cause undue health effects.

COSHH requires you to consider the substitution of harmful products with less harmful ones.   If this is not possible then you must use adequate control measures.

COSHH requires that all controls be kept in good working order, including;

  • Mechanical controls e.g. local exhaust ventilation, protective gloves
  • Administrative controls e.g. supervision
  • Operator controls e.g. following instructions

 

SOURCE: https://www.healthscreenuk.co.uk/services/lung-function-spirometry-testing/

 

Common activities that cause Respiratory problems:

  • Vehicle spray painting, foam manufacturing
  • Handling grain at docks, milling, malting, baking
  • Soldering, electronic assembly
  • Laboratory animal work
  • Saw-milling, woodworking
  • Curing of Epoxy resins

Healthscreen provide an on-site lung-function testing service with fully trained professionals using equipment and methods that comply with the latest standards and guidelines. Testing is convenient and simple to engage ensuring minimal disruption to your business. Each lung-function test takes approximately 10 minutes and our service includes:

  • A confidential questionnaire documenting substance exposure and health history
  • Blood pressure reading
  • Advise and referrals for employees whose lung function is found to be affected

You will never know just how much you value your breath until you can’t breathe.

DO YOU FIND YOURSELF RUNNING OUT OF BREATH WHILST AT WORK? BOOK YOUR RESPIRATORY TEST TODAY!

 

Contact us here: https://www.healthscreenuk.co.uk/contact-us/

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