The purpose of the health assessment is to provide the worker with a baseline health evaluation. Periodic health assessments help detect any early changes that have occurred to the lungs. However, prevention of dust-related diseases requires reduction of exposure.
The purpose of the health assessment is to provide the worker with a baseline health evaluation. Periodic health assessment help detect early changes to the lungs that have occurred. However prevention of dust related diseases requires reduction of exposure.
Medical assessment of coal-exposed workers consists of health history information, a chest x-ray and radiologist’s report, a spirogram (lung function test) and a physician’s written interpretation and explanation of the health assessment. The history includes identifying the worker, their employer, the worker’s previous work and non-work exposure to coal or other dusts, indications of any existing respiratory disease, smoking history and the date on which the worker had their most recent chest x-ray or lung function test.
Comprehensive Lung Health Medical Monitoring Program