Pulmonary Function Tests, also known as lung function tests, measures an employee’s lung function, and it can identify employees who may not be suited to wearing a respirator or work in an environment where there are possible dangerous materials. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) states it is mandatory for employers to devise a written respiratory protection program for employees to use respirators to protect against airborne contaminants.
From a range of industries, hazardous chemicals are common in the workplace either from the byproduct of production or manufacturing, and the most common contact with hazardous substances is inhalation. It is a valuable element for the safety of the employees and employers of a respiratory protection program against the potential exposure to respirable hazards.
Types of Tests
- Spirometry: It is the most common pulmonary test; they measure the amount of air that is breathed in and out.
- Plethysmography Test: It determines the volume of gas in your lungs, known as lung volume.
- Diffusion Capacity Test: It assesses how well the small air sacks inside the lungs, alveoli, work.
By assessing these tests, it can indicate asthma, allergies, bronchiectasis, lung cancer, and weaknesses of the chest wall muscles.
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