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Medical Surveillance Exams.

Helping Employers with Compliance

Crystalline Silica Testing

Crystalline silica is a basic component of concrete, cement, brick and mortar, granite and other stone materials, sand products containing quartz, and some soils. Any of these materials will release silica dust into the air when subject to actions like grinding, sawing, drilling, chipping, or crushing. Workers can breathe in harmful amounts of silica dust over time and eventually develop a disabling lung disease such as silicosis or lung cancer when effective dust control measures aren’t used. Examples of dust control measures include use of ventilated or “wet” dust controls on tools and equipment, switching to safer materials that don’t contain silica, and isolating exposure source/s from workers.

Employers are required to follow requirements in the Crystalline Silica rule, Chapter 296-840 WAC, to protect workers from crystalline silica.

If your company has the potential for Respirable Silica exposure, InstantMD can assist in determining the presence of a Silica exposure exceeding the permissible levels.

If you have known exposure to Respirable Silica, InstantMD can provide the medical surveillance as required under the regulation.

In accordance with the Medical Surveillance requirements, InstantMD will perform the following:

Initial Exam:

  • Ht/Wt, Vitals
  • Spirometry
  • Respirator questionnaire review
  • Provider exam
  • Chest x-ray – with B Reader
  • TB test

Periodic Exam (Minimum of every three years):

  • Ht/Wt, Vitals
  • Spirometry
  • Provider exam
  • Chest x-ray – with B Reader

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