Periodic pulmonary testing is typically required for those whose occupations expose them to substances and processes known to cause such conditions. Common lung tested jobs include, painters, welders, lab technicians, confined space workers, mechanics, and other jobs exposed to aerosols and air particles that can be hazardous to an employee’s health.
MC Rehabilitation & Wellness uses only the highest quality equipment to produce the most accurate results, like the GT 105 model with printable results which is capable of doing all protocols. The actual testing of the lung capacity is done in phases: The first test is to calculate the ability to deeply breath in and out, next is a maximal forced breath out or exhalation, thirdly there is a rapid breathing exam for 20seconds, and finally normal breathing for 60 seconds. The data collected during the test phases is used to determine a wide variety of factors, one of which includes lung age. All of the data is collected and can be re-tested every year. By re-testing annually, a trend begins to form and the company can then see the health of their employees from a more objective stand point. The number one benefit in getting employees tested is to ensure a healthy lung age as they work in hazardous environments.