A standard series of medical surveillance tests is required for each employee that encounters crystalline silica in the workplace.
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, will also need to comply with the new silica rule – 29 CFR 1910.1053. Worksite Medical® will get you the medical surveillance testing you need to stay compliant.
SILICA MEDICAL CHECKLIST
- MEDICAL HISTORY QUESTIONNAIRE
- PHYSICAL EXAMINATION*
- CHEST X-RAY: B-READER*
- PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST*
- TUBERCULOSIS (TB) TEST
*Tests to be performed every three (3) years
OSHA CHECKLIST FOR RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
- INITIAL RESPIRATOR MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE
- RESPIRATOR FIT TESTING
With our fleet of state-of-the-art mobile medical units, Worksite Medical® can bring its highly trained medical technicians to you. Get all of your medical surveillance testing — from the physical and chest x-ray to respirator fit testing — done right at the station all at once, at your convenience. Can’t get everyone together on the same day? No problem. We can put a schedule together that’s right for you and your team.
“The crews sent out for the three days of silica testing were all exceptional. Professional, timely, and excellent at what they did. Communication leading up to the testing dates and during the testing process itself was excellent.”Safety Manager
At The Clinic
Would you rather send your company to a medical clinic? We’ve got you covered. With our specialized occupational medicine clinics in Ellwood City, PA and Belcamp, MD, you’ll never have to send your team to urgent care or an emergency room for testing again. Injured on the job? Visit us today. Our clinics are built for people on the job and on the go. We also accept a wide variety of workers’ compensation insurance.
“Best idea since sliced bread. Worksite Medical® saved us a lot of time and money, with no compromise in service or care. We will be using your services again.”Owner