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Chula Vista Occupational Health Services

The City of Chula Vista occupational health services are primarily governed by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA). This is the largest state OSHA in the United States, and it is responsible for overseeing workplace health issues throughout the state.

There are many benefits that come with following workplace occupational health guidelines. Employers who ensure a safe and healthy workplace are less likely to be held liable for job-related accidents and injuries, and may also benefit from having fewer workers’ compensation claims. Adhering to occupational health guidelines also helps workers avoid unintentionally creating dangerous working conditions for both themselves and their coworkers.

California state, local, and federal officials have passed many laws and guidelines in an effort to keep workers safe. For example, many public service positions require physicals and/or medical examinations to ensure fitness for the job. This includes the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, which requires comprehensive pre-employment testing that includes vision and hearing tests, bloodwork, a respiratory mask fit test, drug screening, and tuberculosis screening.

Chula Vista occupational health rules also require minimum physical fitness standards for those employed in the city police and fire departments. Candidates for the City of Chula Vista Police Department must submit to a physical agility test (PAT) which includes a 1.5-mile run and the completion of an obstacle course. The City of Chula Vista Fire Department may also require a pre-placement medical exam, including a drug screening and psychological evaluation.

California Education Code 44839 also requires certified teachers to submit to a physical examination prior to first-time employment. This exam is required to confirm that the employee is free from communicable infectious disease and that they are physically capable of performing the job functions.

The state also provides additional protection guidelines for individuals working in potentially harmful situations. For example, employees working in selected occupations where there is a potential for exposure to aerosol transmissible diseases must undergo screenings for airborne pathogens, including tuberculosis (TB), mumps, and pertussis. Employers in certain industries are also required to provide respirators to their employees and take specific steps to ensure their safe and effective use.

Health Street offers a variety of Chula Vista 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 (619) 369-4463.

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Chula Vista Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Education Code Section 44839states that job candidates for certified positions in any California school district or County Superintendent of Schools Office must have a physical examination prior to commencing work to confirm that they are “free from disabling diseases that would make them unfit to instruct or associate with children.” Periodic medical examinations may also be required throughout the course of employment, at the expense of the school district or county superintendent.
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Education Code Section 49406 – states that all individuals employed by a school district or employed in a classified or certified position under contract must have a tuberculosis risk assessment within 60 days prior to their initial start date.
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Cal/OSHA 5199 – states that employees in selected positions where they may have the potential for exposure to aerosol transmissible diseases must be screened for tuberculosis (TB), mumps, pertussis, and other pathogens.
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Cal/OSHA 5144 – defines circumstances when respirators should be used by employees and outlines the minimum steps employers must take to ensure safe and effective use of respirators in the workplace.
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.

Chula Vista 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 Chula Vista 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 Chula Vista, 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 Chula Vista 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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“Cal/OSHA.” California Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/
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“Step 6: Medical Exam and Vision Test.” California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/por/application-steps/medical-exam-and-vision-test/
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“PD Recruiting.” Chula Vista Police Department, https://www.chulavistaca.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=11268
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“5144. Respiratory Protection.” Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/5144.html
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“Fire Department – Frequently Asked Questions.” Chula Vista Fire Department, https://www.chulavistaca.gov/departments/fire-department/about-cvfd/faqs
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“Education Code – Article 2. Employment – 444839.5.” California Legislature, https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=EDC&sectionNum=44839.5
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“Education Code – Article 1. General Powers – 49406.” California Legislature, https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=49406.&lawCode=EDC
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“5199. Aerosol Transmissible Diseases.” California Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/5199.html