Mobile Occupational Chest X-Ray Truck

Look out for our rebranded mobile occupational chest X-Ray truck in the Western Cape!

What we do

Bergman Ross and Partners in collaboration with Onsite X-Rays, offer an onsite mobile x-ray service. This assists with the screening of workers for possible respiratory diseases that may be present in the workplace.

Making a difference

We believe that companies can play a vital role in the process of raising health awareness issues by taking steps to ensure that their employees are regularly screened so that lives may be saved through early detection.

Mobile x-ray truck
Picture of labourer

For all your mobile x-ray needs we provide:

  • Cost effective
  • A service on site
  • Minimum loss in production
  • Available throughout South Africa

Our mobile truck x-ray process for companies

Setup and Admin

  • The truck will be parked on the site close to an available power source. ( normal house power plug is sufficient)

  • Admin is done prior to the x-rays

  • patients need to bring their I.D. with.

  • Woman need to wear braided hair up and easy to change clothing

Imaging of the patients

  • Patients will be positioned facing an X-ray board.

  • You will be asked to hold your breath while the radiographer takes your x-ray

Image processing

  • x-ray processing on computer screen

  • The x-ray prcoess is complete.

  • All images are automatically sent to the radiologist, they will report on them using the ILO reporting method for occupational health.

The importance of doing routine chest x-ray screening in the workplace

  • Many occupational lung diseases can be diagnosed early by chest radiology when routinely done.
  • It is essential especially in the surveillance of dust exposed workers which aids in minimising disease progression.
  • A chest x-ray allows for a comprehensive report of all diseases and abnormalities in the chest area and not only occupational diseases.
  • A chest x-ray detects TB which is the leading cause of death from infectious diseases and allows for the prevention of spread in the workplace.
  • Routine chest x-ray examinations detect pulmonary effects and diseases relating to all areas of toxic exposure in the workplace.
Picture doctor holding a chest x-ray

What is Occupational Health traditionally concerned with?

  • How an employee's health can affect their ability to do the job.
  • How work and the working environment can affect an employee's health.

What is an Occupational Disease?

A health condition that an employer or employee may be exposed to in their working environment.

Occupational Respiratory Diseases

Bird Fancier's Lung (BFL) is a lung disease caused by exposure to bird proteins in both the droppings and feathers of birds. The alveoli within the lung become inflamed and hypersensitive tot the dust and particles in the working environment.

Farmer's Lung (Allergic Alveolitis) is common in workers whose daily tasks are vegetable and fruit pickings as they are usually exposed to some form or pesticide during the growing seasons.

Asthma, Emphysema and Bronchitis can all be symptoms of an exposure to the working environment of some industries. There are high incidences of Pneumoconiosis, also known as Black Lung Disease, amongst coal miners due to the inhalation of coal dust.

Asbestosis, Silicosis, Lung Cancer, COAD, Emphysema, Malignant Mesothelioma are all conditions of the lung that can be seen on chest x-ray screening

Pneumoconiosis: one of a group of lung diseases caused by breathing in certain kinds of dust particles that damage your lungs. This causes inflammation in your lungs that can eventually lead to scar tissue, resulting in breathing problems and severe shortness of breath

Black Lung disease is the name for lung diseases that develop from inhaling coal dust. This leads to the risk of developing Chronic COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

The 3 primary types are:

  • Coal workers due to Coal Dust
  • Silicosis, due to Silica dust.
  • Asbestosis due to Asbestos fibres

Lung Cancer is when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way to form a tumour in the lung. Exposure to certain chemicals and substances which are used in several occupations and industries may increase your risk of developing Lung Cancer.

Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer of the thin tissue (mesothelium) that lines the lung, chest wall and the abdomen.The major risk factor for mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. It is a tumour that is caused by inhaled asbestos fibres and forms in the lining of the lungs , abdomen or heart.

Silicosisis a long-term lung disease caused by inhaling large amounts of crystalline silica dust, usually over many years.

Poeple who work in the following industries are particularly at risk

  • Strone masonry and stone cutting, especially with sandstone.
  • Exposure to concrete and paving material.
  • Pottery, ceramics and glass manufacturing.
  • Mining and quarrying.
  • Sand Blasting

Asbestosis is a serious long-term lung condition caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. It usually develops around 20-30 years after you have breathed in a considerable amount of asbestos dust in the course of your work.

Who is at Risk?

  • Farmers
  • Coal Miners
  • Bird Breeders
  • Smelting, brick and pottery refineries
  • Plastic factories
  • Animal Feed Producers
  • Gas refineries
  • Spray Painters
  • Granaries
  • Fibre Glass Factories

Occupational Respiratory Diseases

  • TB
  • Lung Cancer
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Silicosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Farmers Lung
  • Bird Fanciers Lung
  • Bronchitis