Silica Testing for Workplace Safety in Edmonton
Employees who work around crystalline silica, a common mineral found within the earth’s crust, is used most commonly in both industrial products and construction sites. The prevalence of this mineral can be seen in many materials that are naturally-occurring as well. This is includes stone, sand, concrete, mortar, and quartz.
Common activities that can create these harmful dust particles include:
- Grinding, drilling, cutting, sawing or crushing rock
- Using industrial sand
- Sawing brick or concrete
- Sanding concrete walls
- Drilling concrete
- Manufacturing brick
- Manufacturing Concrete
- Crushing stone
- Hydraulic fracking
Exposures can lead to chronic silicosis, lung cancer, chronic renal disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, kidney disease, autoimmune diseases, increased risk of tuberculosis.
Testing for Silica Exposure
Employers are required to complete chest x-rays and spirometries for employees. These tests serve as both a baseline and yearly assessment to safeguard your workforce from the long-term health effects of silica exposure.
Why Choose Us for Silica Testing in Edmonton
At Unlimited Medical, we specialize in silica testing in Edmonton to protect your employees. Our comprehensive silica testing services are tailored to meet the demands of various industries. With our expertise, we aim to create safer workplaces by mitigating the risks of silica exposure.