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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.


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 OSHA required testing for companies that fall under these type of regulations, including hearing or audiometric testing, respirator physicals and many other OSHA required tests.


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.

Our on-site medical services are available in specific areas right now and is constantly expanding. Check with us to about availability of Mobile On-Site Services.