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Baltimore Occupational Health Services

Baltimore occupational health plans are crucial for employers to maintain a healthy and safe workplace and remain compliant under workplace occupational health regulations. Baltimore employers are responsible for ensuring the safety and health of their workers by supplying safe equipment, identifying and eliminating work hazards, and providing proper training. Baltimore occupational health services include respiratory health exams, tuberculosis (TB) skin tests and screenings, employment physicals, vision and hearing screening, vaccinations, and titer testing (antibody testing).

Baltimore occupational health is part of the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) Act, which provides regulations to employers with more than 11 employees, with some exceptions. MOSH keeps records of job-related fatalities, accidents, and injuries in Baltimore and the state of Maryland. Information obtained by MOSH must be maintained on OSHA 300, OSHA 300A, and the OSHA 301 forms. The compliance unit of MOSH is responsible for ensuring that employees remain compliant with MOSH regulations to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. MOSH has adopted many federal OSHA standards for general industry, construction, and agriculture, but has supplemented these regulations with requirements for Maryland.

The Maryland Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance Project (OHSSP) is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The project collects statistics and indicators on occupational illness and injury rates in Baltimore and the state of Maryland, collects reports from healthcare providers who treat patients with work-related illnesses and injuries and provides assistance to MOSH.

To register for Baltimore 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 (410) 267-4672.

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Baltimore Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Baltimore occupational health regulations require employers to report serious accidents or fatalities to MOSH within eight hours of the incident and report accidents and injuries. MOSH also reviews employee complaints and carries out targeted industry inspections of high-hazard industries and general schedule inspections. Employers that violate this law may face civil penalties for serious hazards and possibly reported to Maryland’s Attorney for possible criminal prosecution.
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Baltimore healthcare providers are required to report suspected and known cases of occupational diseases and health conditions that are exacerbated by workplace exposures. Reportable conditions include chemical exposures, lung diseases, work-related injuries in employees under the age of 18, carpal tunnel syndrome, and work-related disease outbreaks.
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Baltimore occupational health laws set requirements for employers in the construction industry to protect workers from falling loads, water accumulation, vehicular traffic, unstable structures, and hazardous atmospheres during excavations.
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Workplace occupational health laws require Baltimore agriculture employers to supply safe drinking water and toilet and handwashing facilities for hand-labor workers in the field at no cost to employees.
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Employers in the following workplaces must require workers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19: residential facilities operated by the Maryland Department of Health or Baltimore city or county health department, Baltimore correctional facilities, state facilities operated by the Department of Juvenile Services, and state congregate living facilities as identified by the Secretary of the Department of Health. Individual employees may request vaccine exemption with the appropriate supporting documentation.
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.

Baltimore Antibody Testing

Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, antibody testing has become increasingly common in Baltimore. 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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“Research and Statistics – Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH).” Maryland Department of Labor, https://www.dllr.state.md.us/LABOR/research/
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“MOSH Compliance Unit.” Maryland Department of Labor, https://www.dllr.state.md.us/LABOR/mosh/comp.shtml
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“Maryland Occupational Health and Safety.” Maryland Department of Health – Environmental Health, https://health.maryland.gov/phpa/OEHFP/EH/Pages/occupational-safety-and-health-in-maryland.aspx
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“Maryland House Bill 0722.” Maryland General Assembly, https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/HB0722?ys=2020RS
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“Adoption of the OSHA Confined Space in Construction Standard – MOSH Training and Education.” Maryland Department of Labor, https://dllr.state.md.us/labor/mosh/moshregconfined.shtml
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“Regulations (Standards – 29 CFR).” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1926
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“Chapter 09.12.23. Prohibition on Smoking in an Indoor Place of Employment.” Code of Maryland Regulations, eLaws, http://mdrules.elaws.us/comar/09.12.23
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“Chapter 09.12.38. General Industry Standard for Personnel Platforms Suspended from Cranes, Derricks, and Hoists.” Code of Maryland Regulations, eLaws, http://mdrules.elaws.us/comar/09.12.38
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“About Lead – Home Improvement Commission.” Maryland Department of Labor, https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/mhic/mhiclead.shtml
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“Excavations; Construction; Trenching; Shoring; Sloping; Benching; Final Rule.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/federalregister/1989-10-31
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“Maryland State Plan.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, https://www.osha.gov/stateplans/md
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“Title 9, Subtitle 12, Sec. 09.12.36.03. Requirements.” Code of Maryland Regulations, eLaws, http://mdrules.elaws.us/comar/09.12.36.03
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“Amended Directive and Order Regarding Vaccination Matters.” Maryland Department of Health, https://health.maryland.gov/phpa/Documents/2021.08.018.01%20-%20MDH%20Order%20-%20Amended%20Vaccination%20Matters%20Order.pdf