Durham Occupational Health Services
Workplace occupational health plans are crucial for employers to protect the health and safety of their employees while remaining compliant with occupational safety and health laws. Employees are entitled to a safe and healthy workplace, free from hazards that may lead to workplace illnesses, injuries, and fatalities. It is the job of the employer to remove recognizable hazards and to provide the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), safe and properly working equipment, and the right job training and education. Employers must protect their employees from hazards like dust, fumes, chemicals, extreme heat, noise, biological agents, and other workplace hazardous conditions.
In Durham, occupational health services include vaccinations and titer tests (antibody tests), biometric screenings, physical exams, respiratory health screenings, respirator fit testing, tuberculosis (TB) screenings, TB skin tests, and proper job safety training and education.
Durham occupational health laws include the North Carolina State Plan (NC OSH), an OSHA-approved occupational safety and health plan that covers public- and private-sector employers in Durham and the state of North Carolina, with some exceptions. Federal OSHA covers federal agencies in Durham, including USPS employers and employees, Indian reservations, and military bases. Employers are responsible for understanding federal, North Carolina, and Durham workplace health laws.
The Occupational Health Surveillance Program helps Durham employers by describing work-related health risks and promoting safe workplaces. The program prepares workers with consultations with occupational health nurses, safety professionals, and industry representatives. The program includes acute pesticide illness and injury surveillance, blood lead epidemiology and surveillance, occupational disease and injury reporting, occupational health indicators, occupational health trends, and farm injuries.
To register for Durham 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 (919) 822-9344.
Durham Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation
Durham Antibody Testing
Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, antibody testing has become increasingly common in Durham. 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.