Using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can put people’s health at risk. So the law requires employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health.
Spirometry is sometimes referred to as Respiratory Lung Function Surveillance which is carried out to comply with Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, 2002 (COSHH).
Respiratory illnesses commonly cause sickness absence, unemployment, visits to the GP, disability and handicap. Collectively these disorders cause the loss of 38 million days per year.