Spray painter health assessments, or biological monitoring, is required for workers who are exposed to isocyanates in the workplace.
This is a WorkSafe requirement because health surveillance may detect harm to health (eg decrease in lung function) before the problem gets too serious, allowing controls to be improved to protect workers’ health.
Mobile facility – regional WA
Our mobile facility is heading to the Gascoyne and Pilbara regions of WA in August and September 2016. We conduct these road trips to support regional businesses in meeting their WorkSafe WA and WorkCover WA compliance. Expressions of interest are open until June 30th. Get a quote
Quote your MTA member number to receive Mates Rates reduced pricing! This also includes our onsite audiometric testing.
Spray painter health assessments – whats involved?
Isocyanate or spray painter health assessments are non-invasive. It can be done at your work site and takes approximately 2o minutes. The assessment includes a:
- health questionnaire
- skin and eye check, and
- a lung function test, or spirometry.
Spirometry is a test of how well you can breathe and can help in the diagnosis of different lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The test requires taking in a very deep breath and blowing out as fast as possible into a small device called a spirometer. In our assessments, the spirometer is linked to a computer.
Early recognition of employee sensitisation to isocyanates is essential to reduce the risk of long-term or permanent respiratory problems.
- Onsite audiometric testing
- Noise surveys and dosimetry
- Lung function testing – spray painters isocyanate assessments
- Drug testing
- Dust monitoring and dosimetry
- Vision screening