Spirometry can play an important role in the pre-placement and fit-for-duty examination, especially when respirator equipment may need to be used by the employee (primary prevention). Repeated spirometric testing often is used for surveillance of workers at risk of developing occupational lung disease (secondary prevention). Finally, spirometry can be used to actually measure and track patients with lung disease, whether related to the workplace or non-occupational diseases (tertiary prevention).
We have state-of-the-art portable spirometers that are easily transported to the job site. It only takes a few minutes to administer a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT). After the medical data is collected, it is reviewed by one of our team members. The clearance letter, signed by the physician, is then made available to the employer.