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Cincinnati Occupational Health Services

Workplace occupational health plans are crucial for employers to remain compliant with occupational health and safety laws and ensure the wellbeing of their workers. Employees are entitled to a safe and healthy workplace, free from recognizable hazards. Employers are responsible for removing hazards, when possible, and offering protection for these hazards. When necessary, employers must offer personal protective equipment (PPE), respirators when necessary, working and safe equipment and machines, proper job education and safety training, and vaccinations to protect them from infectious diseases.

In Cincinnati, occupational health services include titer testing (antibody testing), vaccinations, biometric screenings, vision and hearing testing, employment and pre-employment physicals, respiratory health exams, tuberculosis (TB) screening, and TB skin tests.

Ohio does not have a federally-approved occupational safety and health plan. In Cincinnati, occupational health laws are regulated at the federal level and must comply with the OSH Act of 1970. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) governs private-sector employers in Cincinnati and the state of Ohio. Safety and health standards for public-sector workplaces in Cincinnati are governed by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), which offers public employers compliance training services and assistance under Ohio’s Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP). PERRP ensures the health and safety of public employees in Ohio. In addition, Hamilton County offers a workplace health plan for Cincinnati and Hamilton County employees to reduce the risk of workplace injuries and illnesses. The plan remains compliant with local, state, and federal regulations, including OSHA’s regulations for construction and general industry.

Health Street offers a variety of Cincinnati 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 (513) 449-6699.

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Cincinnati Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Cincinnati occupational health laws require employers with one or more employees to have workers’ compensation coverage and to keep their policy information updated.
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Cincinnati workplace laws require all employees with a commercial driver’s license to receive a physical examination prior to obtaining the license and every two years after the initial exam.
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Cincinnati occupational health regulations require applicants to the Cincinnati Police Department to undergo a background check, psychological exam, physical fitness assessment, and physical medical examination.
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The Ohio Revised Code, sections 339.71 through 339.89, refer to laws and rules related to tuberculosis. Section 339.79 requires employers to report a suspected case or confirmed case of TB, resistant to one or more drugs, to the Ohio Department of Health.
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Cincinnati occupational health regulations require Cincinnati firefighter applicants to undergo background checks, physical agility testing, and a physical medical examination.
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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction offers a Workplace Safety and Environmental Mandate Policy that addresses a tobacco-free workplace, respirator use and selection, fire prevention and safety, health and safety inspections, hazard communication, staff exposure to bloodborne pathogens, naloxone safety and health procedures, and fentanyl exposures.
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All employees of Cincinnati Children’s must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be able to submit proof of vaccination. Booster doses are not required for employees, and employees may qualify for religious or medical exemptions. Cincinnati employers can use titer testing to determine immunity in the workplace for employees that are exempt from vaccinations or to prevent unnecessary vaccinations.
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.

Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati, 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 Cincinnati 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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“Ohio OSHA: What you need to know.” BLR, https://www.blr.com/workplace-safety/safety-administration/osha–in-ohio
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“For Employers.” Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, https://info.bwc.ohio.gov/for-employers
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“Employers.” Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, https://info.bwc.ohio.gov/help-center/employers/employers
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“Safety & Health Program.” County of Hamilton, Department of County Facilities, https://p1cdn4static.civiclive.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_3788196/File/Government/Departments/Facilities/Safety%20&%20Health%20Program/HC-DCF-Safety-Philosophy-Program%203-3-2015.pdf
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“Ohio.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/contactus/bystate/OH/areaoffice
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“OSHA Training and Regulatory Resources for Ohio.” OSHA-Pros USA, https://www.osha-pros.com/ohio-safety-osha-resources/
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“Ohio DOT Physical Exam For CDL.” Department of Motor Vehicles, https://www.dmv.com/oh/ohio/dot-physicals?tg1=DVA&utm_content=dmv.com&utm_medium=dmv_&tg7=dmv_&utm_source=dmv.com&tg9=dmv.com&utm_term=organic_dmv&utm_campaign=organic_dmv
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“Recruiting.” City of Cincinnati Police, https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/police/recruiting/
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“Ohio Laws and Rules Related to Tuberculosis.” Ohio Department of Health, https://odh.ohio.gov/know-our-programs/tuberculosis/Laws-and-Rules
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“Section 339.79 | Reporting case of tuberculosis that is resistant to one or more drugs.” Ohio Laws & Administrative Rules, https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-339.79
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“Requirements to Apply.” City of Cincinnati Fire Department, https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/fire/recruiting/requirements-to-apply/
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“Workplace Safety and Environmental Mandate Policies.” Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction, https://drc.ohio.gov/policies/workplace-safety
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“Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information | Vaccine Required for Employees.” Cincinnati Children’s, https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/patients/coronavirus-information/vaccines/required-faqs