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Madison Occupational Health Services

Workplace occupational health plans are crucial for employers to remain compliant with occupational safety and health laws and to protect their employees from illness, injuries, and fatalities in the workplace. Employees have the right to a safe and healthy work environment, without hazards. It is the employer’s job to remove recognizable hazards when possible, provide the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and ensure employees are using working and safe equipment. In Madison, occupational health services include antibody testing (titer testing), biometrics screenings, pre-employment and employment physicals, respiratory health exams, tuberculosis (TB) screenings, TB skin tests, respirator fit testing, vaccinations, vision and hearing exams, and proper job safety education and training.

Wisconsin does not have its own occupational safety and health plan. Madison occupational health services in private-sector workplaces are governed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which ensures the health and safety of employees by reducing work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Madison occupational health regulations include many of the federal standards, including hazard communications, and injury and illness reporting. Madison employers must become familiar with federal, Wisconsin, and Madison workplace health laws.

To register for Madison 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 (608) 719-4812.

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Madison Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Madison workplace health regulations require Madison and Dane County employers to provide COVID-19 workplace requirements to all employees. Employers must provide information regarding monitoring and reporting illness, how to cover coughs and sneezes, proper handwashing, how to clean high-touch surface areas, and physical distancing of at least six feet. Employers must also provide PPE, including face coverings, gloves, and eye protection. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services offers recommendations for employers in non-healthcare and non-educational settings to prevent and manage COVID-19 in the workplace.
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In 1983, Madison and the state of Wisconsin adopted federal OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, enforced in Madison by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (WI Statues 101.055). This standard requires employers to notify their employees about any hazardous substances or chemicals employees might be exposed to at work when working in non-laboratory work areas. The standard includes hazard identification and classification, chemical inventory, labeling, safety data sheets, employee training, and a written program.
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Madison occupational health laws include Wisconsin DHS § 124.07, which requires hospital occupational health programs to include vaccination or determined immunity against rubella for all employees in direct contact with rubella patients, pediatric patients, or female patients of child-bearing age. An employee who is not vaccinated or cannot show immunity against rubella will not work where they may come into contact with these patients. Immunity against rubella may be determined with titer testing (antibody testing).
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Madison occupational health regulations require commercial motor vehicle drivers to receive a medical examination and obtain a Medical Examiner’s Certificate. Drivers are also required to complete the medical history portion of the Medical Examination Report as part of their physical.
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Madison workplace health laws include OSHA’s regulations regarding asbestos, which are specific for each industry—general industry (29 CFR 1910.1001), shipyards (29 CFR 1915.1001), and construction (29 CFR 1926.1101).
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.

Madison Antibody Testing

Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, antibody testing has become increasingly common in Madison. 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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“Wisconsin OSHA: What you need to know.” BLR, https://www.blr.com/Workplace-Safety/Safety-Administration/OSHA–in-Wisconsin
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“OSHA Offices by State: Wisconsin.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/contactus/bystate/WI/areaoffice
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“Workplace Requirements.” Public Health Madison & Dane County, https://publichealthmdc.com/documents/workplace_requirements.pdf
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“Preventing & Managing COVID-19 Outbreaks in the Workplace.” Wisconsin Department of Health Services, https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02787.pdf
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“WI Statues 101.055.” Wisconsin State Legislature, https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/101/i/055
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“Chapter DHS 124.02” Wisconsin Legislature, https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/register/2019/759B/insert/dhs124
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“Medical Examination Report (MER) Form, MCSA-5875.” Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/medical/medical-examination-report-form-commercial-driver-medical-certification
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“Hazard Communication.” University of Wisconsin-Madison, Environmental, Health & Safety, https://ehs.wisc.edu/hazard-communication/
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“OSHA Fact Sheet: Asbestos.” Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/publications/OSHA3507.pdf
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“State Immunization Laws for Healthcare Workers and Patients – Immunization Administration Requirements For State: WI.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www2a.cdc.gov/vaccines/statevaccsApp/Administration.asp?statetmp=WI#295
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“29 CFR 1910.1001. Toxic and Hazardous Substances (General Industry).” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.1001
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“29 CFR 1915.1001. Toxic and Hazardous Substances (Shipyards).” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1915/1915.1001
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“29 CFR 1926.1101. Toxic and Hazardous Substances (Construction).” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1926/1926.1101