Spirometry is used to measure how fast an individual can move air in and out of their lungs and determines whether that person’s lung capacity falls within a normal range based on their age, weight, sex, race, and smoking status.
Mask-Fit Testing ensures that participants are wearing the proper mask size and type for the shape of their face and head. A proper mask fit ensures that particulates are properly filtered and that no leaks occur around the seal.
The Health Monitoring Program is a process involving a range of strategies and methods to systematically assess the early signs of adverse effects on the health of workers exposed to certain health hazards.
The purpose of the health assessment is to provide the worker with a baseline health evaluation. Periodic health assessments help detect any early changes that have occurred to the lungs. However, prevention of dust-related diseases requires reduction of exposure.