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Miami Occupational Health Services

Miami workplace health regulations benefit both employers and employees. Above all, occupational health rules and regulations are designed to protect employees by providing a safe and healthy working environment. However, strictly following Miami occupational health guidelines also benefits employers in many ways.

First, it keeps the business in compliance, avoiding any potential legal issues. By staying in compliance with Miami occupational health rules and regulations, employers may experience less liability, fewer workers’ compensation claims, lower rates of absenteeism, and better employee morale.

It’s also important to ensure that all employees understand their rights and responsibilities regarding workplace health and that they are aware of how to access Miami occupational health services.

Occupational health rules in the city of Miami are guided by state and federal laws. For example, the Florida Occupational Health Surveillance Department tracks work-related injuries and illnesses throughout the state and advises on guidelines to improve the health and safety of Florida’s workforce.

Some industries, such as police and fire/rescue professionals are subject to medical examinations and physical fitness tests. This helps prevent on-the-job injuries and helps ensure that an employee’s lack of physical fitness won’t create unsafe working conditions for his or her coworkers.

In the city of Miami, all candidates for the police force must submit to a series of tests prior to entering the Police Academy. This includes a psychological examination, medical examination, toxicology screening, and a physical ability test. Fire/rescue recruits must also submit to a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), psychological examination, and medical examination with a stress test. Private employers in the city of Miami and the state of Florida may also require a pre-employment physical exam as long as it’s only required after an offer for employment has been made and it is done in a non-discriminatory manner based on the rules set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Generally, the state of Florida does not support health-related mandates. This was reinforced by the passing of several occupational health laws regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements in the workplace. On November 18, 2021, House Bill 1-B took effect. This bill prohibits employers from imposing a vaccine mandate on their employees without allowing employees to opt-out for medical or religious reasons, because they are immune, or allowing them to choose to use personal protective equipment or submit to regular testing instead. This workplace occupational health rule impacts employers in Miami and throughout the entire state of Florida.

On the same day, House Bill 3-B went into effect, protecting employees who file complaints against private employers for violating state laws regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements by exempting them from public records requirements.

To register for Miami 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 (786) 347-5972.

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Miami Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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House Bill 1-B – prohibits private employers from requiring employee vaccines without an opt-out for religious or medical reasons or based on immunity, personal protective equipment usage, or regular testing.
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House Bill 3-B exempts workers who file complaints against private employers regarding violations of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination policies from the public records requirement.
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.

Miami 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 Miami 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 Miami, 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 Miami 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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“HB 1-B: COVID-19 Mandates.” The Florida Senate, https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021B/1B/?Tab=VoteHistory
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“CS/HB 3-B: Pub. Rec./COVID-19 Vaccination Policies and Practices.” The Florida Senate, https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021B/3B
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“Become a Miami Police Officer.” City of Miami, https://www.miamigov.com/user-test/Careers-Jobs/First-responder-job-opportunities/Become-a-Miami-Police-Officer
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“Apply for a Fire Rescue Job.” Miami-Dade County, https://www.miamidade.gov/global/service.page?Mduid_service=ser1471551242298814#:
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“Title XXXI Labor, Chapter 442 Occupational Safety and Health.” The Florida Legislature, http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=Ch0442/titl0442.htm&StatuteYear=2000&Title=-%3E2000-%3EChapter%20442
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“Occupational Health Surveillance.” Florida Health, https://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/occupational-health-surveillance/index.html
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“Can a Disabled Job Applicant be Required to Pay for a Post-Officer Medical Exam?” James P. Tarquin, P.A. Employment Law, https://www.ocalaemploymentlawyer.com/can-a-disabled-job-applicant-be-required-to-pay-for-a-post-offer-medical-exam/
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“Pre-Employment Screening for Physical Abilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.” Marcello & Kivisto, LLC, https://cdl-law.com/wp-content/uploads/Pre-employment-physical-screening-and-the-ADA.pdf