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Measuring and Track Exposure – We can arrange baseline and periodic chest x-rays for your employees to help diagnose respiratory issues and identify disease or illness early on, so you can stay one step ahead of respiratory risks and minimize workers’ compensation costs.
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Identify Problems Early
Chest x-rays are a valuable diagnostic screening tool for respiratory disorders and injuries, and are mandatory in some provinces for certain hazardous exposures. If your work environment poses long or short-term respiratory risks (for example, mining, construction, engineering, asbestos removal), your employees should undergo a chest x-ray, in addition to pulmonary function testing.
Pre Employment Checks
Chest X-rays help detect lung abnormalities, which are either pre-existing or have developed during the worker’s employment. Pre-employment chest X-rays are a useful tool in understanding the lung health of job candidates and independently recording a benchmark prior to hire
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Odire X-Ray Services will attend site on a day convenient to the site and deliver a chest X-ray service against shift patterns of employees. The entire chest X-ray examination is completed within 10 minutes and employees are able to return to their normal activities immediately. Up to 30 workers can be screened for silicosis in a single day.
State of the art Digital Radiography (DR) equipment is used; this gives a very high resolution image which is a very effective screen for silicosis or other occupational lung disease. Furthermore, the equipment used delivers very low doses of radiation and the risk is therefore extremely low.
The equipment is fully portable, allowing the chest X-rays to be taken in a suitable room on-site. We will ensure the room is suitable through a risk assessment process. Employees can be allocated specific appointment times for their chest X-ray against a schedule that we will provide. Site disruption and lost operational time is therefore minimal, particularly in comparison to hospital based provision which includes travel time and cost as well as wait times in out-patient departments.
Once the chest X-rays have been taken, read and reported on an outcome letter will be sent to the employee and employer. The letter will advise on the results of the chest X-ray and the appropriate action regarding continued participation in statutory Health Surveillance, including the chest X-ray program.