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Spirometry is a lung function test that plays an important role in occupational respiratory health surveillance by helping to determine if a worker demonstrates a specific pattern of respiratory impairment. Spirometry also helps to assess the effectiveness of protective measures in the workplace.

Spirometry Training Learn about the NIOSH Spirometry Training Program: training courses, instructional materials, and information for course directors.

Monitoring Programs Spirometry monitoring can play an important role in prevention of respiratory disease. Learn about the Coal Workers’ Health Surveillance Program.

Monitoring Technology Learn about spirometry monitoring technology including SPIROLA, and a calculator for longitudinal FEV1 decline.