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Lexington-Fayette Occupational Health Services

Lexington occupational health plans are crucial for employers to protect the health and safety of employees and maintain compliance with workplace occupational health laws. Employees are entitled to a safe workplace without recognizable occupational hazards. It is the employer’s job to identify potential hazards, remove the hazards when possible, and provide protection to all employees. In Lexington, occupational health services include antibody testing (titer testing), biometrics screenings, employment and pre-employment physicals, respiratory health exams, tuberculosis screening, TB testing, vaccinations, vision and hearing screening, and proper training and education.

Lexington workplace health includes the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Plan (Kentucky OSH), which was initially approved in 1973 and is part of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Department of Workplace Standards. The plan applies to all private-sector workplaces in Lexington and the state of Kentucky, with some exceptions. Kentucky OSH includes federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, incorporated with state-specific regulations. Kentucky OSH also offers onsite consultation services to help both private and public employers. Voluntary and cooperative programs offered by OSH help to reduce injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the workplace.

Health Street offers a variety of Lexington-Fayette 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 (859) 721-0611.

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Lexington-Fayette Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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KRS 338.201 states that employers that violate Fayette County and Lexington occupational health laws may receive a lien placed on their property that totals the penalties due with an interest rate of 12 percent.
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Lexington workplace health laws require anyone requesting or holding a commercial driver’s license to pass a medical exam. Medical exams are to be repeated every 24 months or sooner, depending on existing health conditions.
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902 KAR 20:205, Section 2 of the Lexington occupational health regulations states that each healthcare facility must develop and implement a written TB infection control plan to control TB disease. Section 4 states that healthcare workers will receive a TB questionnaire and initial TB skin test at the time of employment. Section 5 requires annual risk assessments for employees with education about the signs and symptoms of TB disease.
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Lexington has adopted federal workplace occupational health regulations for respiratory protection in construction (803 KAR 2:404) and general industry (803 KAR 2:308).
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Title 803 KAR 2:019 of Lexington occupational health laws regulates the receiving and unloading of bulk hazardous liquids.
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Title 803 KAR 2:021 applies to the identification, classification, and regulation of potential occupational carcinogens.
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Title 803 KAR 2:062 states that employers are responsible for an employee exposed to toxic substances or harmful physical agents and shall monitor areas of employee exposure.
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Title 803 KAR 2:307 addresses hazardous materials in the workplace.
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Title 803 KAR 2:402 applies to general safety and health standards related to construction.
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Title 803 KAR 2:181 requires employers to record and report all occupational illnesses and injuries and provides reporting requirements. Employers must report all fatalities, amputations, hospitalizations, including heart attacks, and loss of an eye.
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Title 803 KAR 2:100 refers to imminent danger and states that when a compliance safety and health officer recognizes that a condition may cause death or serious physical harm, the affected employees must immediately be notified of the danger.
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.

Lexington-Fayette 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 Lexington-Fayette 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 Lexington-Fayette, 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 Lexington-Fayette 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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“Kentucky State Plan.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/stateplans/ky
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“Occupational Safety and Health Programs.” Commonwealth of Kentucky Labor Cabinet, https://labor.ky.gov/standards/Pages/Occupational-Safety-and-Health.aspx
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“338.201 Lien on property of employer who violates provisions of chapter — Recording of lien.” Kentucky Legislature, https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/statutes/statute.aspx?id=32157
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“Kentucky DOT Physical Exam For CDL.” Kentucky Department of Motor Vehicles, https://www.dmv.com/ky/kentucky/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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“Title 902 | Chapter 020 | Regulation 205.” Kentucky Legislature, https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/kar/titles/902/020/205/
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“Title 803 | Chapter 002 – Occupational Safety and Health.” Kentucky General Assembly, https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/kar/titles/803/002/
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“Occupational Safety and Health Lien KRS 338.201.” Fayette County Clerk, https://www.fayettecountyclerk.com/web/landrecords/documentrecording/encumbrances/occupationalsafetyhealthlien.htm
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“Kentucky Tuberculosis Laws and Regulations.” Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dehp/idb/Pages/tbregs.aspx