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The 1978 OSHA Cotton Dust Standard (29 CFR1910.1043) was the first to require that those performing spirometry undergo a two day training program and states that “Technicians who perform pulmonary function testing should have the knowledge required to produce meaningful results”. The technician must be able to judge the degree of effort and cooperation of the subject. The test results obtained by a technician who lacks these skills are not only useless, but convey false information which could be harmful to the employee.
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2019 Spiro Standard (Download in PDF Format)
In preparing the joint statements on lung function testing for the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS), it was agreed by the working party that the format of the statements should be modified so that they were easier to use by both technical and clinical staff. This statement contains details about procedures that are common for many methods of lung function testing and, hence, are presented on their own. A list of abbreviations used in all the documents is also included as part of this statement.
2016 Silica Standard
Safety and health regulations for respirable crystalline silica.