Request a lung screening service

Employers have a responsibility to provide health monitoring for workers exposed to hazardous dust in the workplace

icare Lung Screen, a mobile respiratory testing service, is just another way icare can support employers by visiting their worksite or premises across NSW.

Lung screenings are a quick and painless procedure that can help with early detection of a dust disease. We’re committed to making this service more easily available to employers and their workers, which is why we offer three different ways for employers to arrange one.

Each examination takes less than half an hour, and involves:

  • A lung function test by a respiratory scientist;
  • Respiratory medical examination by a doctor; and if required,
  • An x-ray reported by a radiologist

Results are returned to icare dust diseases care to be analysed by a respiratory physician. A health monitoring report is provided to each worker and the employer is notified of any workplace injury.

Employers can choose the right service option depending on location and size of their workforce. Bookings can be made by calling 13 94 44 or by emailing lungscreen@icare.nsw.gov.au

Download the icare Lung Screen brochure

About the icare Lung Screen unit

Our mobile respiratory testing unit is a lung screening service on wheels.

Onboard is an X-ray room, advanced lung function testing equipment and a medical practitioner to conduct the examination. This minimises travel time for workers.

At a rate of $100 +GST per person, your employer can book the unit for a minimum of 30 workers. It’s a good option for an employer with a larger work force, and minimises disruption to the working day.

The Lung Screen

Visit our medical centre

If your workplace is based near the city, you may prefer to make a booking with our medical centre in the Sydney CBD.

Screenings cost $100 plus GST, and there is no minimum number of workers that need to be screened.

Arrange a local service in your region

If you’re based outside of Sydney, we can support regional employers that choose to have lung screenings performed locally.

We can provide your local doctors with the guidelines, templates, review reports and record maintenance for just $60 + GST per person.

There is no minimum number of workers that need to be screened.

Video Transcript

0:06 Think you may have been affected by hazardous dust in a NSW workplace?

0:10 If so, look out for the new-look lung screen service touring workplaces around NSW

0:16 If you or a loved one is at risk, find out more..

0:18 www.icare.gov.au/lungscreen or phone 139 444

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