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Baton Rouge Occupational Health Services

Workplace occupational health laws are critical for employers to remain compliant with occupational health and safety regulations and for protecting the safety and health of their employees. Employees have the right to work in a safe and healthy workplace, and it is the employer’s responsibility to remove recognizable hazards when possible, provide appropriate personal protective equipment, ensure workers have safe and properly working equipment, and ensure employees receive the right education and job training. In Baton Rouge, occupational health services include antibody testing (titer testing), biometrics screenings, employment and pre-employment physicals, respiratory health exams, respirator fit testing, tuberculosis (TB) screenings, TB skin testing, vaccinations, vision and hearing exams, and education and training.

Baton Rouge occupational health services in private-sector workplaces are governed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) since Louisiana does not have its own OSHA-approved state plan. The purpose of OSHA is to enforce the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970, which was developed to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for all employees. Local employers must familiarize themselves with federal, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge occupational health laws.

To register for Baton Rouge 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 (225) 230-0420.

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Baton Rouge Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Baton Rouge occupational health laws include Louisiana RS 23:1291, which requires all private, self-insured employers with more than 15 employees to implement a working and safety operational plan, which shall be made available to the assistant secretary upon request.
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Baton Rouge workplace health laws require commercial driver’s license holders to obtain and submit a complete physical examination.
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Baton Rouge workplace health laws include federal OSHA’s fall protection requirements. Baton Rouge employers must set up the workplace to prevent falls from overhead platforms, elevated work stations, and into holes in walls and floors. OSHA requires employers to provide fall protection of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet for the construction industry, and eight feet for longshoring operations. Employers are required to guard floor holes and provide guard rails, safety harnesses, safety nets, stair railings, and handrails when appropriate. Employers must also ensure that floors in work areas are kept clean and dry when possible and provide PPE to employees at no cost to them.
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Workplace occupational health laws require employers to report cases of TB within one business day of the diagnosis. Healthcare facilities and providers can report possible and verified cases of TB with the Tuberculosis Morbidity Confidential Reporting form. The Tuberculosis Control Program aims to reduce morbidity and mortality from TB in Baton Rouge and the rest of the state. The program uses patient-centered, evidence-based practice to detect, prevent, treat, and educate.
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Baton Rouge occupational health services require applicants to the Baton Rouge Fire Department to undergo a background check, physical ability test, personality test, and medical examination.
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Baton Rouge occupational health regulations require applicants to the Baton Rouge Police Department to pass a physical ability test, physical fitness test, background check, drug and alcohol screening, psychological assessment, and physical exam as a condition of employment.
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.

Baton Rouge Antibody Testing

Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, antibody testing has become increasingly common in Baton Rouge. 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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“OSHA Offices by State: Louisiana.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/contactus/bystate/LA/areaoffice
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“OSH Act of 1970.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/oshact/completeoshact
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“Louisiana OSHA: What you need to know.” BLR, https://www.blr.com/Workplace-Safety/Safety-Administration/OSHA–in-Louisiana
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“Part IV. Administration of Claims, Subpart A. Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration.” Louisiana State Legislature, http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=83469
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“Louisiana Commercial Driver’s License Manual.” Diesel Driving Academy (DDA), https://dda.edu/LA_CDL_Manual.pdf
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“Fall Protection.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/fall-protection
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“Tuberculosis Control Program.” Louisiana Department of Health, https://ldh.la.gov/page/1005
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“BRFD Employment.” City of Baton Rouge, https://www.brla.gov/913/BRFD-Employment
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“Apply Police Officer.” Baton Rouge Police Department Recruiting Division, http://geauxbrpd.com/apply/