Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) / Spirometry¬†is a useful screening test for asthma, COPD and restrictive lung disorders.
It is essential that all employees are screened at the pre-employment stage and at intervals if they are working in areas where there is airborne particulate, chemical or pathogen, or when¬†occupational asthma could be a risk.
Spirometry¬†can be used to assess the effectiveness of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and of controls such as Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)
The test is usually conducted by a nurse and takes approximately 30 minutes. The occupational physician will then discuss the result of the test and give advice if necessary.
Spirometry can be conducted on-site and off-site .
For more information on respiratory¬†surveillance telephone Enniscorthy Medical Centre on¬†053 92 39512¬†or complete the¬†On-Line Contact Form
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