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Phoenix Occupational Health Services

Phoenix workplace health plans are critical to ensure the health and safety of employers and their employees. Phoenix occupational health services include vaccinations and antibody testing, TB skin testing, drug testing, vision and hearing screenings, respiratory health exams, and employment physicals.

Phoenix occupational health is guided under the Arizona State Plan by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH), which is part of the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA), located in Phoenix, AZ. The plan’s initial approval took place in 1974 and obtained its final approval on June 20, 1985. The plan applies to private sector workplaces in Phoenix and the state of Arizona, with some exceptions including maritime workers, contract workers, Indian reservations, and aircraft crewmembers. The plan includes the city of Phoenix and state government employees.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) covers all employees that do not fall under the Arizona State Plan. Since laws vary by state, it’s important for employers to become familiar with federal and local workplace occupational health laws.

Health Street offers a variety of Phoenix occupational health services. Simply click the button below to register online. If you would like to schedule your appointment via phone or have any questions, please reach us at (602) 357-9711.

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Phoenix Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Arizona prohibits Maricopa County, Phoenix, and any county, city, town, or political subdivision from implementing vaccine mandates. In addition, employers must provide earned paid sick time to employees that must stay home due to a COVID-19 exposure.
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ADOSH performs unannounced inspections of Phoenix workplaces to ensure employers are meeting Phoenix occupational health and safety standards. Inspections may occur after a work-related accident, a complaint, a referral, or as a planned inspection.
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Healthcare workers and employees at high risk for bloodborne pathogens must follow Phoenix occupational health guidelines for safety in the workplace. Employers must offer the hepatitis B vaccine to all employees who face occupational exposures. Phoenix occupational health policies may consider titer testing to ensure immunity to hepatitis B to prevent unnecessary or duplicate vaccinations.
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For employees or volunteer workers required to indicate tuberculosis (TB) clearance to an employer, a Health Card must be obtained from Maricopa County’s Tuberculosis Control and Prevention. TB clearance includes TB screening, TB skin testing, blood testing, or chest x-rays, depending on the employee’s medical history and examination.
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Arizona recommends that all healthcare workers receive TB education every year, but no longer recommends annual TB screening. However, TB screening is recommended for healthcare workers and volunteers in healthcare settings when starting a new job. TB screening involves a TB individual risk assessment, symptom screening, and a TB skin test. Healthcare workers include employees in inpatient and outpatient settings, laboratories, emergency medical services, home care, long-term care, and healthcare workers in correctional facilities. In addition, treatment for latent TB is strongly encouraged for healthcare workers diagnosed with latent TB.
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Workplace occupational health laws require Phoenix commercial motor vehicle drivers to undergo a physical by a medical examiner and to keep a current Medical Examiner Certificate on file to be renewed every 24 months unless otherwise indicated by the medical examiner.
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Since businesses in Phoenix may face occupational climate hazards that pose a threat to the health of businesses and employees, Maricopa County offers interventions to avoid and lessen these risks. These interventions include OSHA training for first aid, heat training, preparation guidelines, risk assessments, and agricultural and farmer education.
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Arizona State Trooper applicants must attend the STT, a ten-week transition academy teaching the basics of becoming an Arizona State Trooper. In addition, applicants must pass a Qualification Appraisal Board and firearms qualification to be placed on the 18-month eligibility list, and officers must pass a physical examination, polygraph test, psychological exam, and a fitness test.
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.

Phoenix Antibody Testing

Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, antibody testing has become increasingly common in Phoenix. 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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“Arizona State Plan.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/stateplans/az
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“Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) on Health Care Employment and Vaccinations and Testing for Large Employers.” Congressional Research Service, 26 January 2022, https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R46288
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Executive Order 2021-18.” State of Arizona Governor Douglas A. Ducey, https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/eo_2021-18.pdf
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“Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH), Industrial Commission of Arizona, https://www.azica.gov/adosh-safety-and-health-compliance
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“Title 9, Chapter 6. Department of Health Services – Communicable Diseases and Infestations.” Arizona Administrative Code, https://www.coconino.az.gov/DocumentCenter/View/411/Communicable-Disease-Reporting-Rules-?bidId=
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“State Immunization Laws for Healthcare Workers and Patients – AZ.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), https://www2a.cdc.gov/vaccines/statevaccsApp/Administration.asp?statetmp=AZ#30
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“Tuberculosis (TB) Control & Prevention.” Maricopa County, https://www.maricopa.gov/2269/TB-Control-Prevention
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“2020 State of the State.” Arizona Department of Health Services, https://azdhs.gov/documents/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/healthcare-associated-infection/training/2020/2020-apic.pdf
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“Medical Certification (CDL), https://azdot.gov/motor-vehicles/driver-services/commercial-driver-license/medical-certification-cdl
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“A Review on How Arizona Businesses Can Protect Employee Health from Climate-Sensitive Hazards.” Maricopa County, https://www.maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/64491/Tool-for-AZ-Businesses—Fostering-Environmental-Action-for-Healthier-Community?bidId=
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“Become a State Trooper.” Arizona Department of Public Safety, https://www.azdps.gov/careers/trooper/next