Medical Evaluation: Asbestos

Comprehensive Medical Evaluation in accordance Asbestos: OSHA Standard: General Industry, 1910.1001 Construction Asbestos 1926.1101

Because inhalational exposure to certain asbestos fibers are known to cause disease in exposed workers, based on the level of occupational exposure (above the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 0.1 fibers per cubic centimeter of air), OSHA mandates that employers institute a medical surveillance program.

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Comprehensive medical and work histories including focus on a respiratory disease questionnaire:

  • Physical examination
  • Chest X-ray
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Other tests deemed necessary by the Physician or Other Licensed Health Care Professional (PLHCP)

It is required that this evaluation be provided at least annually to covered employees, more often if recommended by the PLHCP.

No. Cost for these evaluations are the responsibility of the employer.

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