A medical surveillance program has to be developed for all employees who are exposed to airborne concentrations of asbestos at or above the action level. All examinations must be performed under the supervision of a licensed physician at no cost to the employee and at a reasonable time and place.
- Respiratory system,
- Cardiovascular system,
- Digestive tract,
- Chest X-ray; and
- Pulmonary function test.
- The results of the medical examination and the physician's opinion as to whether the employee has any detected medical conditions that would place the employee at an increased risk from exposure to asbestos;
- Any recommended limitations on the employee or upon the use of personal protective equipment such as clothing or respirators;
- A statement that the employee has been informed by the physician of the increased risk of lung cancer attributable to the combined effect of smoking and asbestos exposure; and
- A statement that the employee has been informed by the physician of the results of the medical examination.