What is Asbestos Physical?
Asbestos physical is a type of physical exam composed of comprehensive medical examination, work and medical history review, chest X-ray, pulmonary function test, OSHA respiratory medical questionnaire, and any laboratory test that the examining physicians deem necessary upon review of medical exam results and medical work history. The full OSHA asbestos physical must be performed by or under the supervision of a licensed physician. Furthermore, this type of physical must be performed annually except for the chest x-ray, which is conducted every five years within the first ten years of exposure. After ten years, the frequency of the x-ray will depend on the age of the employee. Employers must also keep accurate records of exposure measurements for at least 30 years. This type of exam increases employee’s productivity and health. At SNOHC, our licensed physicians perform the Asbestos Physical test for your employers. For more information, contact us.
IMPORTANCE OF ASBESTOS PHYSICAL
Asbestos was a prime mineral, widely used for manufacturing the roofing and home insulation in 1960. The Asbestos is basically a bundle of tiny fibers that are heat and fire-resistant. It is very beneficial to use them for the commercial and residential buildings. But the Asbestos has a serious health threat to the human beings. The Asbestos fibers can be dangerous to the workers and can cause Lung cancer, asbestosis and respiratory problems. At SNOHC, the employees have to take the Asbestos physical testing and maintain the record of at least 30 years.
The records of the Asbestos physical testing enhance the efficiency at work and also increases the productivity and the working capacity. A proper maintained record of the Asbestos physical training restricts the employee to quit work. Asbestos physical testing is highly crucial for anyone working in a home and in a business building. Asbestos not only enhances the company’s credibility, but also aware the employees if they have any respiratory problems or the life-threatening diseases. The full Asbestos physical may include a proper X-RAY, respiratory questionnaire and the laboratory tests under the supervision of a practicing physician. The chest X-RAY in Asbestos physical testing is necessary after every 5 years.