OSHA Physicals

Asbestos Physicals​

Asbestos is used widely to make textiles, automotive parts, and construction materials. Asbestos is also used in the manufacturing of plastic, cement, paper and cloth to help make the materials stronger.

Asbestos fibers can be released into the air during the maintenance, building and demolition of materials that contain asbestos. The fibers can be removed if they become trapped in the throat or nose’s mucous entrance, but if swallowed, they can enter the lower respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract. The fibers can cause health problems once they are trapped in the body. Exposure to asbestos is associated with several diseases, including mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer.

The longer an employee has been exposed to asbestos, the higher their risk of damage to their lungs.

What are the risks?

Risk of asbestos exposure is greater for the following employees:

  • Construction
  • Electricity Generation
  • Firefighting
  • Heavy Industry
  • Military Service
  • Asbestos miners
  • Hairdressers
  • Machine Operators
  • Mining

Risk of asbestos exposure also depends on other factors:

  • Duration of exposure
  • Chemical makeup, size, and shape of the asbestos fibers
  • The amount of asbestos that the person has been exposed to
  • Exposure source
  • Pre-existing lung diseases, smoking, and individual risk factors
  • Genetic factors

What are the OSHA Regulations?

Occupational Safety and Health Standards

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1001 - Toxic and Hazardous Substances (Asbestos)

OSHA Asbestos Physicals
What does the Asbestos Physical exam include?

We offer OSHA asbestos physicals at our clinic or within our mobile unit. An asbestos exam at CNS Occupational Medicine includes all components required by OSHA for workers who are exposed to airborne asbestos.

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We also offer many other PhysicalsScreenings and Tests and Employer Services from Biometric Screenings to Work Injury Treatment Plans.

We offer a number of screenings, tests, and other medical services from Biometric Screenings to Vaccinations to X-Rays, and more. 

We offer a number of physicals related to DOT, Non-DOT Medical Services, and OSHA-Related work, such as DOT Physicals, Respirator and HAZMAT/HAZWOPER Physicals, and more.

We offer services for all different types of employers, whether you are regulated by DOT, OSHA or any other government organization. We can manage your Work Injury Treatment Plans.

Asbestos Physicals are offered at all offices

Our Occupational Healthcare staff members specialize in Asbestos Physicals and are ready to answer any questions you have whether you need In-Clinic Services or Onsite Clinic Services. All medical staff has very specific knowledge of Occupational Medicine, which is exactly what you need.