Respiratory Testing Services

Respiratory Testing Services

Respiratory Testing: Safeguarding Worker Health

Workplace exposure to chemicals, dust particles, or insufficient oxygen levels can jeopardize employee health. As an employer, ensuring the well-being of your workforce goes beyond providing protective equipment—it involves assessing lung function through a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) and evaluating the effectiveness of protective gear.

Why Choose CannAmm for Respiratory Physiology Testing?

  • Our OHS-qualified technicians are rigorously trained in accordance with provincial requirements.
  • Seamlessly combine respiratory testing with drug and alcohol screening or fitness assessments.
  • We maintain records of test results in strict compliance with OHS standards, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and provincial Ministry of Labour regulations—adhering to the most stringent guidelines.

Discover why CannAmm is different.

Protecting Your Company and Your Employees

Respiratory testing not only ensures employee safety but also identifies potential health issues early on. For instance, the early detection of reduced lung function enables the management of lung conditions like asthma, the identification of lung diseases, and the assessment of impairment due to workplace exposure.

Comprehensive Testing Services

We offer a range of services including Pulmonary Function (PFT)/Spirometry Testing and Mask Fit Testing.

Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)/Spirometry Test for Lung Function

A pulmonary function test (PFT) or spirometry measures how well the lungs take in and release air and move gases such as oxygen from the atmosphere into the body. The PFT can be used to assess the effects of toxic substances such as isocyanides on the lungs, check the suitability of wearing self-contained breathing equipment, and assess whether people are fit to occupy strenuous positions, among other things. The PFT is common in ongoing exposure surveillance programs.

CannAmm’s PFT includes:

  • Obtaining a blood pressure reading
  • Documenting a comprehensive substance exposure history and health history
  • Determining current lung function status by checking for recent symptoms and recent exposure.

A trained technician then conducts a spirometry test to assess actual lung function. The technical equipment measures total lung volume and expiration velocity (volume over time).

Mask Fit Testing

A mask fit test measures the degree of protection or seal of a given mask size according to the acceptable standards set out by the manufacturer. The mask fit test ensures the personal protective equipment often mandated by legislative requirements fits well enough to do its job and protect the worker from hazardous exposure.

The mask fit test consists of measuring the seal of the mask during various breathing rates, head positions, and body positions as well as during speech. Your authorised representative will receive a secure and confidential report of all mask fit testing results. To ensure results are reliable, we check our equipment daily and hold our technicians to the highest standards.

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Clearance

Employers are obligated to ensure their people are medically cleared to wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). This clearance is important because the environments these devices are used in are typically very physically and physiologically strenuous. Obtaining emergency assistance in these conditions poses even more challenges.

With such risks, it is critical to be certain the people you’re sending into these environments are cleared to do so medically. We understand the stakes when sending a person into such a hazardous environment, and our goal is to ensure due diligence is taken before doing so. Our SCBA certificates are not issued without sufficient evidence of medical clearance. SCBA certification requires a pulmonary function test and medical fitness exam; health questionnaires do not meet the high standards of our physician group.

View our blog on Respiratory Mask Fit Testing to learn more.

Contact Us Today

CannAmm offers Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)/Spirometry Testing along with Mask Fit Testing.

Reach out to us today to learn how our respiratory fit testing services can benefit your organization and to schedule lung function tests for your employees. Your employees’ health and safety are our top priorities.

Get information on provincial requirements for respiratory testing to ensure compliance and the well-being of your workforce. Contact us at 1-800-440-0023 to book a test.