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Garland Occupational Health Services

Workplace occupational health laws ensure the safety and health of employees and help employers remain compliant with occupational safety and health laws. Employees are entitled to a safe workplace, free from recognizable hazards, and it is the employer’s job to remove these hazards when possible and offer employees personal protective equipment (PPE). In Garland, occupational health services include vaccinations, titer testing (antibody testing), physical examinations, biometric screenings, vision and hearing screenings, respiratory health screenings, tuberculosis (TB) screenings, TB skin tests, and proper training and education.

Texas does not have its own occupational safety and health state plan, so Garland employers must comply with federal workplace occupational health laws and regulations. These include the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, which is regulated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In addition to federal regulations, Texas has adopted some workplace occupational laws that include the Hazards Communication Act. Garland employers must become familiar with federal, state of Texas, and city of Garland occupational health laws.

To register for Garland 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 (972) 280-7020.

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Garland Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Garland occupational health services include the Texas Health and Safety Code Sec. 81.041 regarding reportable diseases, which states that certain communicable diseases must be reported. Sec. 81.042 states these diseases must be reported by veterinarians, dentists, school authorities, workers in charge of clinical or hospital laboratories, registered nurses, administrators of child care facilities, nursing homes, home health agencies, public and private institutions for higher education, restaurant managers, emergency medical personnel, healthcare professionals, and administrators of correctional facilities.
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Garland workplace health laws include the Texas Health and Safety Code, Title 6, Subtitle D, Chapter 502. This law addresses the Hazard Communication Act, which ensures that employers provide information to their workers about hazardous chemicals and substances they may be exposed to in the workplace during normal employment duties, emergency situations, or as a result of proximity to manufacturers or use of these chemicals.
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Garland occupational health laws include 25 Tex. Admin. Code § 96.202, which offers an exposure control plan relating to occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, employee education and training requirements, and measures to increase vaccination rates among employees.
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Garland occupational health services must include federal OSHA’s standard 1910.1030, which states that employers must make available the hepatitis B vaccine series to all employees with occupational exposure. In addition, 25 Tex. Admin. Code §1.702 requires healthcare facilities to develop and implement policies and procedures to protect their patients from vaccine-preventable diseases.
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Workplace occupational health regulations require applicants to the Garland Fire Department to undergo a background check, physical agility testing, psychological evaluation, and physical examination.
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Garland occupational health services require applicants to the Garland Police Department to undergo a background check, polygraph testing, physical agility test, psychological exam, and medical examination.
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Garland workplace health laws require anyone applying for or holding a commercial driver’s license to pass a DOT health examination to ensure the employee is physically capable of performing job duties. After the initial exam, employees must have a repeat exam every 24 months or earlier, depending on existing medical conditions.
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.

Garland Antibody Testing

Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, antibody testing has become increasingly common in Garland. 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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“29 U.S. Code Chapter 15 – Occupational Safety and Health.” Cornell Law School, Legal Information Institute, https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/29/chapter-15
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“Texas Health and Safety Code Sec. 81.041.” Texas Statutes, https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.81.htm#81.042
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“Texas Health and Safety Code, Title 6, Subtitle D, Chapter 502.” Texas Statutes, https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.502.htm
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“25 Tex. Admin. Code 1.702. Vaccine Preventable Diseases Policy.” Texas Administrative Code, http://txrules.elaws.us/rule/title25_chapter1_sec.1.702
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“State Immunization Laws for Healthcare Workers and Patients – Immunization Administration Requirements For State: TX.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), https://www2a.cdc.gov/vaccines/statevaccsApp/Administration.asp?statetmp=TX#256
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“Minimum Requirements.” Garland Fire Department, http://www.garlandfire.com/326/Minimum-Requirements
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“Selection Process.” Garland Police Department, http://garlandpolice.com/500/Selection-Process
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“Texas DOT Physical Exam For CDL.” Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, https://www.dmv.com/tx/texas/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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“Texas OSHA: What you need to know.” BLR, https://www.blr.com/workplace-safety/safety-administration/osha–in-texas
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“OSHA – Workplace Safety and Health Requirements.” Texas Workforce Commission, https://www.twc.texas.gov/news/efte/osha.html