|Document ID (ISN)||111238|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2011-132
||OSHA - NIOSH Worker Info: Protect yourself - Spirometry breathing test
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Mar. 2011. Internet document, PDF format, 1p. Illus.
||DHHS_(NIOSH)_Publication_No.2011-132.pdf [in English]
||Inhalation of some dusts, gases, or other air contaminants at the workplace as well as some personal exposures, such as cigarette smoking, can harm worker's lungs. Spirometry testing may identify breathing problems early, which may prevent more serious problems. Regulations specify spirometry testing on workers who perform job tasks that are physically demanding, require wearing a respirator and are exposed to possible breathing hazards. Aimed at workers, this information note explains what is involved in spirometry testing. See also ISN 111239.
||USA; spirometry; medical examinations
||information of personnel; public OSH institutions; data sheet
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Safety and health information