Pulmonary Function Tests

Hattiesburg Clinic provides pulmonary function testing for employers in the Hattiesburg, Mississippi area.

Pulmonary Function Tests Overview

Focusing on workplace health and safety measures not only ensures employees are fit to work, but it also improves employee morale, engagement and productivity. Hattiesburg Clinic is pleased to help employers in South Mississippi invest in their team by offering occupational health services through HealthWorksLLC, a service of Forrest General Hospital. Our services help companies remain OSHA compliant by providing a variety of workplace testing, including pulmonary function testing (PFTs).

Workplace Pulmonary Function Testing

Jobs requiring an OSHA regulated respiratory protection program may require a breathing capacity examination. Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are used to demonstrate how well an individual’s lungs are working and whether it is safe for the employee to wear a respirator. There are different types of pulmonary function testing available, however spirometry testing is used most often. These types of tests show how well air moves in and out of the lungs. During a spirometry PFT test, a nose clip is worn so all breathing is done through the mouth. The individual will use a mouthpiece attached to a spirometer to measure airflow to complete the testing.

OSHA requires the following:

Spirometry testing for medical surveillance for exposure to:

  • Asbestos
  • Cadmium
  • Coke oven emissions
  • Cotton dust

Pulmonary function testing when respiratory protection is used at work for exposure to:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Benzene

Onsite Spirometry Tests

To make pulmonary function testing as simple as possible, Hattiesburg Clinic offers onsite spirometry tests. Our certified providers come to your location and perform all testing on site at your facility. This eliminates the need for employees to travel, is easy to coordinate when your organization needs multiple employees tested and allows for quick results to see if any employees are experiencing breathing problems.

The following conditions can be signaled by spirometry:

  • Asthma
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Other lung diseases, like pulmonary fibrosis

Schedule Pulmonary Function Testing in Hattiesburg

Employers who are looking for a partner to perform onsite pulmonary function testing can contact Hattiesburg Clinic to learn more. Our Occupational Medicine department offers flexible services for a variety of industries like railroad, energy, physical plant operations and more. We are dedicated to performing quality testing services to ensure the health and safety of your employees. Additionally, we have the knowledge and experience making sure documents are handled correctly and your company remains compliant.

Hattiesburg Clinic Occupational Medicine also provides audiometric testing, drug and alcohol testing, employee physicals (including DOT physicals) and other healthcare services to employers in Hattiesburg. Contact our team to learn more or schedule a service.

Occupational Medicine
Hattiesburg, MS
HealthWorks, LLC
4209 Lincoln Rd.
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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