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SIL Testing

SIL Testing

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.

For more information and to book your employees in – contact us today at info@unlimitedmedical.ca or at 587-415-3677.

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Unlimited Medical’s Suggested Resources:

Alberta Government 

City Of Edmonton

Silicon Dioxide Wiki


Comprehensive Services

  • Post-offer, pre-placement, and periodic medical assessments
  • Designated medical surveillance
  • Audiometric testing & hearing conservation programs
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Drivers Medical
  • Silica screening (Chest X-Ray, and Spirometry)
  • Wellness initiatives & biometric screening
  • TB Testing
  • Workplace immunization programs


We provide turn-key solutions for your employees having x-ray location on 2nd floor and laboratory services across the street and an acessible location with easy access from all main artery roads (Anthony Henday, Calgary Trail, Whitemud) as well as a Century Park LRT/Bus Terminal.