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Las Vegas Occupational Health Services

Las Vegas occupational health plans are vital for employers to remain compliant with workplace occupational health laws and to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. Las Vegas occupational health services help to provide employers and employees with safe and working equipment, identify potential hazards, provide proper health and safety training, and offer examinations to determine that an employee can perform the job safely. Examinations include physical examinations, vision and hearing screening, respiratory fit testing, and tuberculosis (TB) screening. For some industries at high risk for disease exposure, such as healthcare, titer testing (antibody testing) or vaccinations may be required by Las Vegas occupational health regulations.

In 1974, Nevada adopted OSHA policies and developed a Nevada state plan, the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Nevada OSHA). Nevada OSHA is part of the Division of Industrial Relations, Department of Business and Industry, and has a main office located in Las Vegas, NV. The plan applies to all private-sector workplaces, with a few exceptions that include maritime workers and contract workers in USPS operations. This plan applies to Las Vegas and state government workers, but not federal government employers. Nevada OSHA adopted most of federal OSHA’s standards and added its own unique standards for general industry and construction. The program offers voluntary and cooperative programs to reduce injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the workplace.

Las Vegas occupational health services include the Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS). SCATS offers onsite health and safety consultation services to employers. The program helps employers to recognize hazards in the workplace, learn how to improve their health and safety programs, and train their employees in safe practices. SCATS assists in areas of hazard communication, energy control, electrical safety, emergency action, fire prevention, confined space, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, and bloodborne pathogens.

Health Street offers a variety of Las Vegas 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 (725) 223-1077.

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Las Vegas Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Healthcare workers in Las Vegas must be screened for tuberculosis within the preceding 12 months of employment. If the employee has only completed the first step in a two-step test, the second test must be administered. TB testing must be administered to employees annually after the initial test. Employees with previous positive TB documented tests are exempt from screening with skin tests or chest x-rays unless symptoms develop. For new hires with a positive test and without a history of positive tests, employers must require a chest x-ray and medical examination.
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Las Vegas workplace health regulations require candidates for the Las Vegas Police Department to undergo testing that includes a psychological exam, drug testing, medical examination, hearing test, and vision screening.
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Commercial Drivers License holders in Las Vegas must receive an exam from a medical examiner and provide the Department of Motor Vehicles with an MCSA-5876 Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC).
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Employers that mandate the COVID-19 vaccine in the workplace should give their employees leave time for obtaining the first and second doses of the vaccine. If the vaccine is optional in the workplace and an employee chooses to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, that employee should be able to use leave or paid leave to obtain the first and second doses 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.

Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas, 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 Las Vegas 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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“Nevada State Plan.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, https://www.osha.gov/stateplans/nv
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“On-Site Health and Safety.” Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS), https://www.4safenv.state.nv.us/about-scats/
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“NAC 441A.375.” Nevada State Legislature, https://www.leg.state.nv.us/nac/nac-441a.html#NAC441ASec375
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“Nevada Tuberculosis Program: Healthcare Facilities Tuberculosis Screening Manual.” Department of Health and Human Services – Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), https://dpbh.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dpbh.nv.gov/content/Programs/TB/dta/Publications/HC%20Facilities%20TB%20Screen%20Manual%20Revised%20Jan2020%20FINAL_ADA.pdf
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“Application Process.” Nevada State Police, Department of Public Safety, https://dps.nv.gov/hr/All/employment/Application_Process/
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“Commercial Driver Licensing.” Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, https://dmv.nv.gov/cdl.htm
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“COVID-19 Vaccine/Vaccination Leave Guidance.” State of Nevada Department of Business & Industry, Office of the Labor Commissioner, https://labor.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/labornvgov/content/Employer/COVID-19%20Vaccination%20Leave%20Guidance.pdf