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Aurora Occupational Health Services

It’s important for both employers and employees to follow all Colorado state and local workplace health rules. Adhering to occupational health guidelines benefits employers by limiting potential liability and ensuring that employees have access to a safe and healthy working environment. Following Aurora occupational health rules can also create positive employee morale, reduce work absences due to injuries and illnesses, and may lower the number of worker compensation claims.

For employees, understanding how to access Aurora occupational health services can help ensure that they receive the proper health and safety accommodations. It’s also important for employees to understand how and when to report an unsafe work environment so that it can be corrected before an injury, illness, or death occurs.

One way Aurora workplace health regulations protect employers and employees is by mandating pre-employment physicals for job candidates in certain industries. This helps to ensure a job candidate is healthy enough to complete the tasks required for the position and helps prevent situations where employees can create unsafe environments for themselves and their co-workers.

For example, in the city of Aurora, candidates for the police force must pass a physical fitness test to confirm the ability to perform essential job functions. They must also undergo a medical assessment, psychological test, and drug test. Candidates for the Aurora fire/rescue department must also pass a candidate physical ability test (CPAT) to ensure they can meet the physical demands of being a firefighter and complete a National Fire Protection (NFPA) medical exam which includes a physical and blood work.

In the state of Colorado, it is legal for employers to require pre-employment physicals. However, Colorado law § 8-2-118 states that it is unlawful for employers to require employees or applicants to pay for the cost of the exam.

The city of Aurora and the state of Colorado also recently passed public health orders addressing the occupational health issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In August of 2021, the Aurora Public School District announced that COVID-19 vaccines would be mandated for staff during the 2021-2022 school year, including interns and volunteers.

In the state of Colorado, there are also several other regulations regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. For example, the Governor declared that as of September 20, 2021, all state employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or participate in twice-weekly testing. Public Health Order 20-20 also went into effect in September of 2021, requiring all healthcare workers who are employed with licensed healthcare entities in the state and who interact with patients to have COVID-19 vaccinations. This includes employees, support staff, and direct contractors who interact with people receiving or seeking medical care.

To register for Aurora occupational health services online, simply click the button below. We are also available via phone to assist you with scheduling or to answer any questions at (303) 242-8201.

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Aurora Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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§ 8-2-118 – employers requiring employees or candidates for employment to submit to a physical exam must not require the employee or job candidate to pay for the exam or the cost of furnishing required records, except when the records are required to support an applicant’s statements on their employment application.
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6 CCR 1009-1 – all licensed hospitals and nursing home facilities must maintain a register of tuberculosis test results of healthcare workers in their facility, including physicians and others who are not employees but provide care or have face-to-face contact with patients in the facility.
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14th Amended Public Health Order 20-38 – explains the current limited COVID-19 restrictions, including vaccination requirements for all state contractors and state contractor workers.
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8th Amended Public Health Order 20-20 – provides requirements for COVID-19 prevention and response for Colorado skilled nursing facilities, group homes, assisted living residences, and intermediate care facilities including testing and vaccination requirements.
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.

Aurora Antibody Testing

Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, antibody testing has become increasingly common in Aurora. The COVID-19 Antibody Test is performed by a simple blood draw to check for antibodies that protect against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious virus that can be spread via food, water, or close contact with individuals who are infected. Although there is not currently a cure for hepatitis A, vaccination can prevent infection. The Hepatitis A Antibody Test can identify whether a person has immunity against this virus.

The hepatitis B virus can be spread via blood or semen, and can lead to serious and even chronic liver infections. The Hepatitis B Antibody Test can check a person’s blood for immunity against this virus.

Most often spread through blood or contaminated needles, hepatitis C can also result in adverse effects on the liver. Left untreated, a hepatitis C infection can create serious health issues. Use this antibody test to check for immunity against hepatitis C.

The below option is a package deal that checks for immunity against hepatitis A, B, and C all from one simple blood draw. These viruses can all attack the liver and lead to inflammation or more serious complications.

The MMR Titer is used to determine if an individual has immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella.

The varicella-zoster virus, or Chickenpox, is known to be a highly contagious virus that causes a red, itchy rash on the skin. Since infection or vaccination often happens at a young age, individuals may be unsure of their immunity. This antibody test can be used to determine immunity against the varicella virus.

This is a bundle of antibody tests that covers a wide range of antibodies, 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 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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“Police Officer Entry Level Information Packet.” City of Aurora, Colorado, https://p1cdn4static.civiclive.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_1881137/Image/2020%20Entry%20Level%20Applicant%20Info%20Guide%20Updated.pdf
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“Aurora Fire Rescue – Recruiting.” City of Aurora, https://p1cdn4static.civiclive.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_1881137/File/Departments/Fire/Recruiting-FAQ-20200716.pdf
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Asmar, Melanie. “All Denver teachers, other school staff must get vaccinated per new city order.” Chalkbeat Colorado, 2 August 2021, https://co.chalkbeat.org/2021/8/2/22606157/denver-all-teachers-school-staff-required-covid-vaccine-reopening-delta-mayor-hancock
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“COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for State Contractors.” Colorado Division of Human Resources, https://dhr.colorado.gov/covid-19-vaccination-requirements-for-state-contractors
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“Public health orders.” Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, https://covid19.colorado.gov/public-health-orders
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“Vaccine laws and regulations.” Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-laws-regulations
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“Fourteenth Amended Public Health Order 20-38 – Limited COVID-19 Restrictions.” Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, 14 March 2022, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uSrEU8wiBBDxfdb8At7cvUEqwLui0sJG/view
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“Eighth Amended Public Health Order 20-20 – Requirements for Colorado Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Residences, Intermediate Care Facilities, and Group Homes for COVID-19 Prevention and Response.” Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, 27 September 2021, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JWKReoQMng4vWfoZEphAm_UyY1ipouq3/view
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“Colorado Revised Statutes 2020, Title 8 Labor and Industry, Article 1 Division of Labor – Industrial Claim Appeals Office.” Colorado Legislature, https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2020-title-08.pdf
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“Test Preparation.” Aurora Police, https://www.auroragov.org/residents/public_safety/police/join_the_apd/test_preparation
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“Aurora Fire Rescue – Recruiting.” City of Aurora, https://p1cdn4static.civiclive.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_1881137/File/Departments/Fire/Recruiting-FAQ-20200716.pdf
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“Updated Health Guidance for the 2021-22 School Year.” Aurora Public Schools, https://aurorak12.org/2021/07/23/updated-health-guidance-2021-22/
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“6 CCR 1009-1.” Reportable Diseases, Colorado Secretary of State, Code of Colorado Regulations, https://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/GenerateRulePdf.do?ruleVersionId=4898