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Fayetteville Occupational Health Services

Since the state of Georgia does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health program, Fayetteville occupational health is primarily regulated by the federal occupational safety and health administration (OSHA), as well as state and local laws.

Following all applicable workplace occupational health laws can help protect both employers and their employees. In the unfortunate situation that an employee suffers from a job-related injury, illness, or even death, an employer who can prove strict compliance to OSHA regulations may have some protection from liability. Providing a safe and healthy work environment is also good for business. Doing so can improve employee morale, reduce turnover and sick calls, and may even lower the number of workers’ compensation claims.

Employees who understand and follow occupational safety guidelines are better equipped to protect themselves from workplace injuries and illnesses and are less likely to unintentionally create a dangerous working environment for their coworkers. In addition, knowing how to access Fayetteville occupational health services may allow employees to properly report workplace hazards before a serious issue arises.

In general, the state of Georgia is fairly hands-off when it comes to occupational safety, particularly regarding vaccinations, testing, and medical exams. There are currently no workplace occupational health regulations in the state of Georgia requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for any employees. In fact, the state has taken a hard stance against COVID vaccine mandates.

In 2021, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr filed four separate lawsuits in response to COVID-19 vaccine mandates imposed by the Biden administration. In addition, on May 25, 2021, the Governor issued a “Prohibition of COVID-19 Vaccine Passports” Executive Order, prohibiting state agencies, state service providers, and state properties from requiring COVID-19 vaccine passports.

While there are currently no state or Fayetteville workplace health laws mandating vaccinations of any type for employees in any field, Ga. Code Ann. § 31-7-18(b) does require hospitals to offer a free annual flu vaccine to healthcare workers and other employees who have direct contact with patients. This particular law can help protect workers from contracting influenza during the course of their daily jobs.

In some cases, occupational health regulations are designed to minimize the chances that an employee who isn’t fit for the job could injure themselves or create an unsafe work environment for others. For example, candidates for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office must pass a physical agility test. After an offer for employment has been made, they must also submit to a physical exam and pass a drug screen. To be hired by the Fayette County Department of Fire & Emergency Services, candidates must also pass a physical agility test (PAT).

To register for Fayetteville 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 (770) 824-0584.

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Fayetteville Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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“Prohibition of COVID-19 Vaccine Passports” Executive Order – prohibits state agencies, state service providers, and state properties from requiring COVID-19 passports and states that no vaccine passport shall be required for entry into the state of Georgia.
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Ga. Code Ann. § 31-7-18(b) – requires hospitals to offer no-cost annual influenza virus vaccines to healthcare workers and other employees who have direct contact with patients, in accordance with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and subject to the availability of the vaccine.
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.

Fayetteville Antibody Testing

Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, antibody testing has become increasingly common in Fayetteville. 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: Georgia.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/contactus/bystate/GA/areaoffice
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“Vaccine Mandate Litigation.” State of Georgia – Office of the Attorney General, https://law.georgia.gov/resources/vaccine-mandate-litigation
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“Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Hiring Process.” Sheriff’s Office – Fayette County, GA, https://www.fayettesheriff.org/181/Fayette-County-Sheriffs-Office-Hiring-Pr
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“Department of Fire & Emergency Services Physical Agility Test, Fayette County Georgia, https://fayettecountyga.gov/hum_res/pdf/Fire-PARequirements.pdf
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“State of Georgia Executive Order: Prohibition of COVID-19 Vaccine Passports.” State of Georgia, https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2021-executive-order/05252101/download
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“State Immunization Laws for Healthcare Workers and Patients – Immunization Administration Requirements For Hospital Employees, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), https://www2a.cdc.gov/vaccines/statevaccsApp/AdministrationbyPatientType.asp?PatientTypetmp=Hospital%20Employees#569