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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:
- Electricity Generation
- Heavy Industry
- Military Service
- Asbestos miners
- Machine Operators
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
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.
All Asbestos Physicals can be performed within the comfort of our Mobile Health Clinic. We are able to administer up to 8 asbestos physicals for your employees at one time. This will increase your productivity and eliminate the inconvenience of sending employees to off-site clinics. Employees will be back to work within 30 minutes.
Develop a Medical Strategy
Our Occupational Medicine Team will develop a custom plan for your company. You may need a combination of services like physicals, COVID-19 testing, and drug testing, and you may also need these services performed on-site.
Contact our medical team to Develop your custom plan.
We offer many different COVID-19 related services, including pre-shift and pre-employment screenings, rapid antigen tests, PCR tests, and antibody testing. Our medical staff is among the most professional and knowledgeable in the industry.