Respiratory Health Services
AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENTS are conducted by our Industrial Hygienists in the workplace to monitor many types of air borne dust and contaminants that pose a health risk to workers in these environments. Using scientifically proven testing methods, samples can be obtained and measured to see how they compare to government occupational exposure limits(OELs). Based on these findings, controls and recommendations may be made to ensure the safety of the workers and that air quality meets regulatory standards.
For more information relating to air quality assessments, quantitative mask fit testing, as well as pulmonary function testing, please contact us at
+1 (587) 597-8378.
Reference: Alberta OH&S Code Part 4, Section (21)(22)
QUANTITATIVE MASK FIT TESTING is performed by our Nurses and Pulmonary Function Technicians onsite at your facility for convenience. The test typically takes 15 min to complete and involves a medical questionnaire, as well as breathing while wearing a mask and performing various movements and activities.
Employees are required to be clean-shaven in order for the test to be completed. Full face, half face, as well as N95 dust masks can all be fit tested using our Portacount.
Under the Alberta OH&S Code, employees must conduct mask fit testing if workers may be exposed to silica, asbestos or other harmful substances.
For more information regarding quantitative mask fit testing or other services pertaining to respiratory health, please call (587) 597-8378.
CSA Approved Respirators
PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTING is conducted by our Occupational Health Nurses and Pulmonary Function Technicians onsite at your facility for convenience. The test typically takes 20 min to complete and involves a medical questionnaire, height, weight, and blood pressure assessment as well as a breathing manoeuvre.
Employees are asked not to have a large meal, or a cigarette, or any vasodilators 1 hour prior to the test. Being that the test also involves forced expiration, some conditions such as a recent stroke or heart attack, cataract or abdominal surgeries, as well as high blood pressure may be contraindicated to testing.
Pulmonary function testing is a requirement under Alberta OH&S Code if workers are exposed to silica, asbestos, or lead in the workplace.
For more information regarding pulmonary function testing or other services pertaining to respiratory health, please call (587) 597-8378.
Pulmonary function testing is then used to quantify the effectiveness of your Respiratory Health Program, and ensure that the health of your employees is being maintained from year to year.
Lastly, and most importantly, if the pulmonary function testing results show any signs of abnormality, then clients are referred by our Physician for x-ray testing as a follow-up for medical clearance.
CHEST X-RAYS are required as part of a medical follow-up if pulmonary function testing is abnormal or if an employee is exposed to potential air-borne hazards in the workplace.
Depending on the results of the x-ray and the symptoms that the employee is experiencing, a consult with our Physician specializing in Occupational Medicine may also be indicated.
If treatment is required, the Physician will then make any necessary referrals so that the employee can return to health as soon as possible.
For more information regarding chest x-rays or other services pertaining to respiratory health, please call (587) 597-8378.
Occupational Medicine Physician
When we examine the elements of an effective respiratory health and indoor air quality management program, education is a key component to its success. In helping to provide the necessary training for employers and employees, please see the approved courses below:
Covid-19 Masks, Coverings and Respirators
Indoor Air Quality (MARCOM)
Air Emissions Management