Silica Physical Exams
GO MOBILE WITH OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
At Worksite Medical®, we are committed to both providing the best medical treatment to your employees and minimizing lost work days. Staffed by highly trained medical teams, we have one goal: to get you and your team back to work.
Send your team to a clinic designed just for workers. No more long waits at urgent care clinics.
OSHA Silica Physical Requirements
- MEDICAL HISTORY QUESTIONNAIRE
- PHYSICAL EXAMINATION*
- CHEST X-RAY: B-READER*
- PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST*
- TUBERCULOSIS (TB) TEST
- INITIAL RESPIRATOR MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE
- RESPIRATOR FIT TESTING
The Mobile Advantage
You should have more options when it comes to medical surveillance testing.
Why send your team to urgent care? They will wait in long lines with the general public, and they’ll be away from work. Your testing should be done on your terms, and completed around your schedule.
At Worksite Medical, we’re all about keeping your workplace productive and OSHA-compliant. Need audio exams, respirator fit testing, and lab screenings? How about silica physicals, flu shots, and drug testing?
Now, you can meet all of your OSHA-required medical surveillance testing requirements at one time. We safely maintain your company health records, and offer you full accessibility. And, you can develop ongoing new-hire programs!
The OSHA Standard
On Sept. 23, 2017, OSHA’s new crystalline silica rule — 29 CFR 1926.1153 — went into effect for the construction industry. The permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica will be 50 micrograms per cubic meter — one-fifth of the previous maximum — of air over an 8-hour, time-weighted average.
On June 23, 2018, General Industry & Maritime workplaces, in which about 295,000 workers are currently exposed to respirable crystalline silica, and Hydraulic Fracturing, went into effect – 29 CFR 1910.1053.
DEVELOPMENT: On June 23, 2020, medical surveillance testing MUST BE OFFERED to employees who will be exposed at or above the action level (25 migrograms) for 30 or more days a year. Previously, OSHA used the permissible exposure level (50 micrograms) to determine whether or not medical surveillance testing was necessary. Make sure to get your testing completed!