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Milwaukee Occupational Health Services

Milwaukee occupational health plans are crucial for employers to protect themselves and remain compliant with workplace occupational health laws. Employers must protect their employees from workplace hazards. These hazards include chemical exposures, radiation, loud noise, irregular work schedules and long hours, standing, bending, and lifting, extreme heat or cold, injury or physical stress from repetitive motion, vibration injuries, and exposures to communicable diseases. Milwaukee occupational health services include antibody tests and immunizations, employment physicals and tuberculosis (TB) testing.

Milwaukee occupational health regulations and federal laws protect employers and employees. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) covers all private-sector employers and employees in Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin. Milwaukee workplace health regulations include Safety and Health Program Procedures (No. 5.03), which are dedicated to establishing and implementing safety and health programs in Milwaukee County. Milwaukee occupational health programs include procedures, methods, processes, and practices that maintain workplace health and safety.

It is the job of the employer to create a safe and hazard-free workplace for all employees while remaining compliant with workplace occupational health laws. Milwaukee employers must become familiar with both federal OSHA standards and Milwaukee occupational health regulations.

To register for Milwaukee 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 (414) 240-3774.

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Milwaukee Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Milwaukee employers are to report confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the workplace to the local health department to determine if it meets the requirements for recording and reporting the case under federal OSHA’s record-keeping criteria. Employers must also report work-related fatalities or hospitalizations of one or more employees, including fatalities and hospitalizations from COVID-19.
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Milwaukee occupational health regulations require employers to follow federal laws regarding asbestos set by OSHA. OSHA has set three standards for asbestos, depending on the industry. These include 29 CFR 1910.1001 for General Industry, 29 CFR 1915.1001 for shipyards, and 29 CFR 1926.1101 for the construction industry.
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Milwaukee occupational health and Wisconsin laws (Wis. Adm. Code § 124.07) require hospital employers to ensure vaccination or confirmed immunity to rubella for anyone with occupational exposure and women of child-bearing age. Employees may obtain the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine or titer testing (antibody testing), which determines if that employee has immunity to that particular disease. Titer testing can help to avoid duplicate vaccinations or unnecessary vaccines while maintaining immunity to communicable diseases in the workplace.
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Enacted in 1983, OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) became enforced in Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. WI Statues 101.055 states that employees in non-laboratory work environments have the right to know of the hazards and chemicals they are exposed to. The HCS determines and classifies hazards, takes chemical inventory, labels chemicals, trains employees, and provides a written program.
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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 49 CFR 391, Subpart E requires commercial driver’s license holders to pass a medical examination and maintain a current Medical Examiner’s Certificate.
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Workplace occupational health regulations require Milwaukee police officers to undergo a background check, pre-employment medical examination, psychological evaluation, and drug test.
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Milwaukee workplace occupational health regulations require prospective Milwaukee firefighters to undergo a pre-employment medical exam, psychological evaluation, and drug testing for employment.
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.

Milwaukee Antibody Testing

Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, antibody testing has become increasingly common in Milwaukee. 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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“Workplace Safety and Health Information for Workers.” Wisconsin Department of Health Services, https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/occupational-health/workers.htm
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“Wisconsin.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/contactus/bystate/WI/areaoffice
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“5.03 Safety and Health Program Procedures.” Milwaukee County Wisconsin, https://county.milwaukee.gov/files/county/administrative-services/AMOP/Chapter-5-Risk-Management/5.03SafetyandHealthProgram.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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“OSHA Fact Sheet: Asbestos.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/publications/OSHA3507.pdf
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“1910.1001 – Asbestos – Occupational Safety and Health Standards.” 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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“1915.1001 – Asbestos – Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Shipyard Employment, 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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“1926.1101 – Asbestos – Safety and Health Regulations for Construction.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1926/1926.1101
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“Hazard Communication.” University of Wisconsin-Madison – Environment, Health & Safety, https://ehs.wisc.edu/hazard-communication/
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“State Immunization Laws for Healthcare Workers and Patients – Immunization Administration Requirements For State: WI.” https://www2a.cdc.gov/vaccines/statevaccsApp/Administration.asp?statetmp=WI#295
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“101.055 Public employee safety and health.” Wisconsin State Legislature, https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/101/i/055
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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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“Commercial driver license (CDL) medical requirements.” State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation, https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/com-drv-vehs/cdl-how-aply/medicalrequirements.aspx
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“Police Officer – Position Details.” Fire and Police Commission, City of Milwaukee, https://city.milwaukee.gov/fpc/Jobs/Police-Officer/Learn-More.htm
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“Firefighter – Position Details.” Fire and Police Commission, City of Milwaukee, https://city.milwaukee.gov/fpc/Jobs/Firefighter/Learn-More.htm