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OSHA-NIOSH info sheet: maximize your spirometry screening and surveillance resources.
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-133, 2011 Mar; :1-2
Spirometry is a common type of pulmonary function test (PFT) that measures how well a person can move air in and out of their lungs. In occupational settings, spirometry can be used to establish a baseline before assigning a worker to job tasks that are physically demanding, that require use of a respirator, or that may expose the worker to respiratory hazards. It is also used to track lung function over time and to evaluate workers who experience signs or symptoms of respiratory disease.
Spirometry; Lung-disorders; Lung-function; Respiration; Respiratory-function-tests; Pulmonary-function-tests; Breathing-atmospheres; Screening-methods; Surveillance-programs
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-133
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division