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Document ID (ISN)111238
CIS number 10-0769
Year 2011
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2011-132
Title OSHA - NIOSH Worker Info: Protect yourself - Spirometry breathing test
Bibliographic information 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.
Internet access DHHS_(NIOSH)_Publication_No.2011-132.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) USA; spirometry; medical examinations
Descriptors (secondary) information of personnel; public OSH institutions; data sheet
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety and health information