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Louisville Occupational Health Services

Louisville workplace health plans are crucial for employers to remain compliant under workplace occupational health laws. It is the duty of employers to maintain healthy and safe workplaces for their employees and to provide safe equipment and proper job-related training, as well as to eliminate identifiable hazards in the workplace. Louisville occupational health services include respiratory health screening, vision and hearing testing, tuberculosis (TB) skin tests and screening, physical exams, vaccinations, and titer testing (antibody testing).

Louisville occupational health regulations are part of the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program (Kentucky OSH), which set regulations to protect employers and employees in Louisville and the state of Kentucky. Voluntary compliance and enforcement activities are offered to private and public sector employees in the state, with the exception of federal government employees and those under the authority of federal agencies other than the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Federal OSHA retains jurisdiction for employers not covered under Kentucky OSH.

To register for Louisville 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 (502) 205-7541.

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Louisville Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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KRS Chapter 338.031 states that all employers will provide a workplace free of recognized hazards that would cause serious physical harm or death to its employees. In addition, employees must comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued in this chapter.
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Louisville occupational health regulations include 29 CFR § 1928.57, which sets regulations for employers in the agriculture industry regarding farm field equipment, farmstead equipment, and cotton gins. These regulations are to protect employees from the hazards associated with moving machinery parts in agricultural operations.
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Title 803 KAR 2:019 sets regulations for receiving and unloading bulk hazardous liquids.
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Title 803 KAR 2:021 establishes procedures and criteria for identifying, classifying and regulating potential workplace carcinogens.
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Title 803 KAR 2:062 establishes employer responsibility if an employee is exposed to toxic substances or harmful physical agents. This Louisville occupational health law requires employers to monitor areas where employees may be exposed and notify employees subject to exposure. Employers must also maintain records of all monitoring activity, and employees are allowed a copy of records pertaining to their own exposures.
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Title 803 KAR 2:100 establishes procedures for Louisville occupational health and safety regarding imminent danger procedures in construction and general industry. If an inspection determines that a condition or practice could potentially cause death or serious physical harm, the compliance safety and health officer must inform the affected employee and employer of the danger.
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In Regulation 181, Louisville, KY occupational health laws establish regulations for recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses. Reporting requirements must comply with OSHA’s regulation 29 C.F.R. 1904.39. Employers are required to report deaths and work-related injuries including amputations, loss of an eye, and hospitalizations, including hospitalizations resulting from heart attacks.
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Workplace occupational health laws protect Louisville employees in Title 803 KAR 2:220 by allowing employees the right to refuse to work when faced with a dangerous work condition. If an employee has to choose between death, serious injury, or illness and work, the employee may choose to not be exposed to the hazard.
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.

Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville, 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 Louisville 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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“Workplace Standards: Occupational Safety and Health Program.” Commonwealth of Kentucky Labor Cabinet, https://labor.ky.gov/standards/Pages/Occupational-Safety-and-Health.aspx
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“KRS Chapter 338.011 Statement of purpose and policy.” Kentucky General Assembly, https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/statutes/statute.aspx?id=32114
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“Kentucky State Plan.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, https://www.osha.gov/stateplans/ky
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“29 CFR § 1928.57 – Guarding of farm field equipment, farmstead equipment, and cotton gins.” Cornell Law School, https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/29/1928.57
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“Workplace Standards: State and Federal Regulations.” Commonwealth of Kentucky Labor Cabinet, https://labor.ky.gov/standards/Pages/Regulations.aspx
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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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“29 C.F.R. 1904.39 Reporting fatalities, hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye as a result of work-related incidents to OSHA.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1904/1904.39