Guidance on Spirometry

In March 2011, CDC/NIOSH and OSHA published the following guidance documents regarding spirometry.

DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2011-133

OSHA-NIOSH Info Sheet: Maximize Your Spirometry Screening and Surveillance Resources Cdc-pdf[PDF – 375 KB]OSHA-NIOSH Info Sheet: Maximize Your Spirometry Screening and Surveillance Resources [PDF – 375.36 KB]

DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2011-132

OSHA – NIOSH Worker Info: Protect Yourself-Spirometry Breathing Test
Inhalation of some dusts, gases, or other air contaminants in your workplace as well as some personal exposures, such as cigarette smoking, can harm your lungs. Spirometry testing (a type of pulmonary or lung function test) may identify breathing problems early, which may prevent more serious problems. Spirometry testing is required for some workers by OSHA standards (see Screening and Surveillance: A Guide to OSHA Standards at: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3162.pdf Cdc-pdf[PDF – 365 KB]External).

Page last reviewed: April 7, 2011