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Riverside Occupational Health Services

Workplace occupational health plans are critical for employers to remain compliant with occupational health laws and to ensure the health and safety of their workers. Employees have the right to a safe workplace, free from recognizable hazards. In Riverside, occupational health services include employment physicals, proper training and education, biometric screenings, antibody testing (titer testing), vaccinations, respiratory health exams, tuberculosis (TB) screening and TB skin testing, and vision and hearing screenings.

The California State Plan was initially approved in 1973 and is the largest OSHA plan in the nation. Also known as Cal/OSHA, the plan covers private-sector workplaces in Riverside and the state of California and aims to protect and improve the health and safety of employees. Riverside occupational health laws and Cal/OSHA set and enforce safety and health standards; provide outreach, education, and assistance; and issue permits, licenses, certificates, approvals, and registrations to employers.

Health Street offers a variety of Riverside 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 (951) 366-4589.

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Riverside Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Riverside occupational health laws require employers to offer the hepatitis B vaccine series to all employees with occupational exposures, within 10 days of the initial assignment, and after they have received the required training. (Cal. Code Regs. tit. 8, § 5193).
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Cal. Health & Safety Code § 1288.7 (2007) Cal. Health & Safety Code § 1288.7 (2007) states that general acute care hospital employers must offer the annual influenza vaccine to all hospital employees, on-site and at no cost to employees.
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Riverside occupational health laws require employers to comply with Cal. Code Regs. tit. 8, § 5199, which states that employers must provide at-risk healthcare workers with seasonal influenza, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), varicella, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccines.
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Riverside workplace health laws require COVID-19 vaccinations among healthcare workers, including a booster dose. Employees with recent Covid-19 infections may postpone the booster dose by up to 90 days and must show proof of a recent COVID-19 infection.
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T8CCR, section 5194 requires Riverside employers to develop, implement, and maintain workplace hazard communication programs. Programs must include information on hazardous chemicals in the workplace and safety data sheets that correspond with these chemicals. This information will determine when respiratory protection is required, and which types of protection will be used.
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The California Code of Regulations, Section 5144 provides regulations regarding respiratory protection for general industry and construction employers. General industry safety orders include safe practices and personal protection, general physical conditions and structures, electric welding, radiation and radioactivity, occupational noise, and explosive materials. Construction safety orders include dusts, fumes, mists, vapors, and gases, excavations, rock drilling, explosives, constructions hoists, and fire protection and prevention.
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Riverside occupational health laws require commercial driver’s license holders, firefighters, and noncommercial drivers with Class A and Class B driver’s licenses to meet and maintain federal medical standards and obtain a medical examination. Applicants and employees must submit a completed Medical Examination Report and a Medical Examiner’s Certificate, signed by a licensed healthcare professional. If a driver fails a medical examination or does not qualify for a new medical certificate, the employer must report it to the DMV (CVC §14606(b)).
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.

Riverside 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 Riverside 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 Riverside, 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 Riverside 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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“California State Plan.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/stateplans/ca
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“Cal/OSHA.” California Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/
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“Code Regs. tit. 8, 5193.” California Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/5193.html
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“Cal. Health & Safety Code 1288.7.” California Legislature Information, https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=1288.7.&lawCode=HSC
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“Cal. Code Regs. tit. 8, 5199.” California Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/5199.html
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“Public Health Order Questions & Answers: Health Care Worker Vaccine Requirement.” California Department of Public Health, 25 February 2022, https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/FAQ-Health-Care-Worker-Vaccine-Requirement.aspx
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“T8CCR, section 5194.” California Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/Title8/5194.html
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“5144. Respiratory Protection.” California Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/Title8/5144.html
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“Respiratory Protection in the Workplace – A Guide for Employers.” California Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/DOSH/DOSH_Publications/respiratory-protection-employer-guide.pdf
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“State Immunization Laws for Healthcare Workers and Patients – Immunization Administration Requirements for State: CA.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), https://www2a.cdc.gov/vaccines/statevaccsApp/Administration.asp?statetmp=CA
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“Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders.” California Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/Title8/sub7.html
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“Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders.” California Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/Title8/sub4.html
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“Commercial Driver’s License Medical Eligibility & Exams.” California Department of Motor Vehicles, https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/driver-licenses-identification-cards/commercial-driver-licenses-cdl/commercial-driver-license-medical-eligibility-exams/
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“CVC 14606(b)” California Legislative Information, https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=VEH&sectionNum=14606