Oakland Occupational Health Services
California has the largest state Occupational Safety and Health department in the country. Cal/OSHA works to protect and improve workplace health and safety throughout the state by setting and enforcing standards and providing education, outreach, and assistance.
Following State of California and Oakland occupational health guidelines benefits both employers and employees. For employers, being aware of and strictly following the rules will ensure your business stays in compliance and may limit your liability if an employee injury or illness occurs.
Employees should make sure they’re aware of their rights and obligations under Oakland’s workplace occupational health rules. This includes knowing how to access applicable Oakland occupational health services and understanding how to report unsafe work conditions.
Many Oakland workplace health regulations are designed to ensure employees are physically fit enough to perform the duties of the job. This helps prevent job-related injuries and minimizes the chances that an unfit employee may create a workplace hazard for coworkers.
For example, the city of Oakland requires police officer physical agility testing prior to accepting candidates into the police academy. Prior to employment with the Alameda County Fire Department, applicants must also pass a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). In addition, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation requires pre-employment testing for job candidates. This screening includes vision and hearing tests, bloodwork, a respiratory mask fit test, drug screening, and tuberculosis screening.
Alameda County requires pre-employment occupational health screenings to ensure employees are physically fit to meet the demands of the job. Civil Service Rule 1488 also allows the county to request physical examinations for employees at any time during their employment to confirm that the employee remains fit enough to perform their job duties.
In 2009, the state of California passed the Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) standard to protect employees whose work activities put them at risk of contracting certain airborne infections.
California Education Code 44839 requires certified teachers to submit to a physical examination prior to first-time employment. This exam is required to confirm that the employee is free from communicable infectious disease and that they are physically capable of performing the job functions.
To register for Oakland 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 (510) 513-6525.
Oakland Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation
Oakland Antibody Testing
Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, antibody testing has become increasingly common in Oakland. 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.