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Albuquerque Occupational Health Services

Albuquerque occupational health plans are crucial for employers to protect their workers from accidents and injuries and to remain compliant with workplace occupational health laws. Employees are entitled to a workplace free of recognizable hazards, and it’s the employer’s responsibility to develop workplace occupational health laws to ensure employees have access to safe and properly working equipment, the right training for the job, personal protective equipment, and vaccines to preventable diseases they may have exposure to in the workplace. In Albuquerque, occupational health services also include respiratory health screening, vision and hearing testing, titer testing (antibody testing), physical examinations, TB skin testing, and respirator fit testing.

Albuquerque occupational health includes the New Mexico State Plan, which was initially approved in 1975. Part of the New Mexico Environment Department, The New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (OSHB) applies to all private-sector workplaces, with some exceptions that include maritime workers and contract workers with the United States Postal Service (USPS). The plan also applies to local and state government employers but not federal government employers. These employees are covered by federal OSHA regulations.

Albuquerque occupational health regulations are a part of New Mexico OSHA (NM OSHA), which has adopted all federal OSHA regulations, with some additional standards.

Health Street offers a variety of Albuquerque occupational health services. Simply click the button below to register online. If you would like to schedule your appointment via phone or have any questions, please reach us at (505) 207-2850.

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Albuquerque Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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The Code of Federal Regulations 29 CFR 1952.20 includes the New Mexico State Plan and states that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) retains the authority to modify or revoke these occupational health and safety standards.
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Albuquerque workplace health laws in the city and state of New Mexico have adopted federal OSHA’s revised respiratory protection standard, 29 CFR 1910.134 for general industry, shipyards, marine terminals, and construction. The standard requires contaminated air to be prevented by accepted engineering control measures or, when not possible, appropriate respirators shall be used and supplied by the employer.
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Albuquerque occupational health laws require private-sector firefighters to comply with OSHA’s law 1910.134(g)(4). It states that during structural fires, two firefighters must enter the building and remain in visual or voice contact at all times to monitor each other and the work environment, two employees must remain outside of the structure, and all firefighters engaged in an interior structure fire must use SCBAs.
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New Mexico Administrative Code 11.5.2 sets regulations for hazard communication standards for general industry in Albuquerque and New Mexico.
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New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Act regulation 29 CFR 1910.1200 states that employers must provide all employees with proper training and information on any hazardous chemicals in the work area at the time of the initial assignment and whenever new physical health hazards or chemical hazards are introduced to the work area. All chemicals must be labeled with specific information.
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All hospitals and clinics are required by NMAC 7.4.3 to report illnesses and work-related injuries to the Occupational Health Surveillance Program (OHSP). Illnesses and work-related injuries include but are not limited to occupational asthma, burns, pesticide poisoning, traumatic amputations, silicosis, asbestosis, coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, lead poisoning, mesothelioma, and other work-related illness, injuries, or death.
The information provided on this page is intended for informational purposes only, and should not be used in place of legal counsel in the relevant jurisdiction.

Albuquerque Antibody Testing

The COVID-19 Antibody Test checks for antibodies in a person’s blood that protect against SARS-CoV-2. Use this test to determine if Albuquerque employees have previously recovered from COVID-19 or received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Hepatitis A infections can be spread via water, food, and close contact with individuals who are infected. Although it can be prevented by vaccination, people who are not vaccinated against Hepatitis A and do not have the antibodies to protect against this virus may be at risk for liver infections. If proof of Hepatitis A immunity is required for an employer in Albuquerque, this antibody test can be ordered.

Individuals who do not have antibodies that protect against Hepatitis B may be at risk for serious or even fatal liver infection. This virus can be contracted from bodily fluids, such as blood or semen. The Hepatitis B Antibody Test can determine if a person has immunity against this virus.

Similar to Hepatitis A and B, Hepatitis C infections can also result in complications with the liver. Hepatitis C infection is spread via blood, and therefore is most often a result of using contaminated equipment (such as needles). For people who need proof of Hepatitis C immunity or are unsure of their vaccination status, the Hepatitis C Antibody Test can detect the appropriate antibodies in the blood.

Left untreated, some hepatitis infections can cause liver damage, inflammation, and other serious health complications. The below bundle tests a person’s blood for immunity against all three types of hepatitis viruses.

MMR antibody testing is used to determine if a person has immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella.

More commonly known as Chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus is a highly contagious virus that can be easily spread via air, skin, saliva, and surfaces. Since infection or vaccination frequently occurs at a young age, individuals may be unsure of their vaccination status. This test can be used to confirm whether a person has antibodies against the varicella virus.

This is a package deal that covers a wide range of antibody testing, including varicella (Chickenpox), measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis B.

As our most comprehensive package for antibody testing, this option is a great choice for people in Albuquerque who are looking for proof of immunity or for more information about their vaccination status. The Total Antibody Package includes antibody testing for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, varicella (Chickenpox), measles, mumps, and rubella.

Citations

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“New Mexico State Plan.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/stateplans/nm
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“29 CFR 1952.20. Approved State Plans for Enforcement of State Standards.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1952/1952.20
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“1910.134 Respiratory protection.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.134
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“1910.134(g)(4) Respiratory protection standard two-in/two-out policy.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/standardinterpretations/1998-12-15
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“N.M. Code R. § 11.5.3.9.” Casetext, https://casetext.com/regulation/new-mexico-administrative-code/title-11-labor-and-workers-compensation/chapter-5-occupational-health-and-safety/part-3-occupational-health-and-safety-construction-industry/section-11539-incorporated-federal-standards
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“Administrative Code 11.5.2.” Occupational Health and Safety – General Industry.” New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, https://www.srca.nm.gov/parts/title11/11.005.0002.html
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“Occupational Health and Safety Act regulation 29 CFR 1910.1200. Hazard Communication.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.1200
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“Hazard Communication.” New Mexico State University, Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management, https://safety.nmsu.edu/chemical-waste-management/hazard-communication/
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“Hazard Communication Program.” New Mexico State University, Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management, https://safety.nmsu.edu/lab-safety/chem-safety/hazcom_written_program/
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“NMSU Chemical Container Labeling Procedures.” New Mexico State University, Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management, https://safety.nmsu.edu/chemical-waste-management/hazard-communication/nmsu-chemical-labeling-procedure/
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“NMAC 7.4.3. Control of Disease and Conditions of Public Health Significance.” New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, https://www.srca.nm.gov/parts/title07/07.004.0003.html
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“Occupational Health Surveillance Program.” New Mexico Department of Health, https://www.nmhealth.org/about/erd/eheb/ohsp/