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Sacramento Occupational Health Services

Sacramento occupational health plans benefit employers by offering their workers a safe, healthy workplace and by helping them maintain compliance with workplace occupational health laws. Employees are entitled to a safe workplace free of recognizable hazards, and it’s the responsibility of the employer to ensure workplace occupational health and safety. In Sacramento, occupational health services include proper job training, working and safe equipment and machinery, plus physical examinations, vision and hearing screening, respiratory health screening, tuberculosis (TB) skin testing, vaccinations, and titer testing (antibody testing).

Sacramento occupational health regulations are part of the California State Plan, which was initially approved in 1973. The plan, referred to as Cal/OSHA, is administered through the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and applies to private-sector employers in Sacramento and the state of California, with some exceptions that include maritime workers, contract workers with the United States Postal Service, and Native American reservations, among others. Cal/OSHA offers cooperative and voluntary programs to reduce fatalities, injuries, and accidents in the workplace.

In October of 2020, Sacramento County implemented the Worker Health and Safety Act to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The act applies to businesses located in unincorporated areas of Sacramento County and introduced Sacramento workplace health regulations that include protocols for disinfection, social distancing, and mask-wearing.

To register for Sacramento 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 (916) 581-4987.

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Sacramento Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Employers receiving financial assistance from the city due to COVID-19 must comply with the Sacramento Worker Protection, Health, and Safety Act. Sacramento occupational health laws require employers to implement protocols for daily disinfection of high-touch areas, maintain cleaning protocols, and establish protocols for when the workplace has been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Employers must also provide all employees with access to hand sanitizer, soap for regular handwashing, disinfecting wipes, and face coverings. They must notify employees of the required protocols and practices. Full-time workers in unincorporated areas of Sacramento County must also receive 80 hours of paid sick leave.
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Cal/OSHA provides Sacramento occupational health plan guidelines for general industry safety orders in Subchapter 7. This includes standard specifications for structures and physical conditions, access, workspace, and work areas, occupational noise, the control of hazardous substances, explosive materials, flammable liquids, gases, and vapors, and fire protection.
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Chapter 4, The Division of Industrial Safety, Subchapter 4, Article 3 pertains to construction safety orders, including injury and illness prevention programs, emergency medical services, housekeeping, protection from electric shock, sanitation, ear protection, body protection, water supply, washing facilities, food handling, and temporary sleeping quarters.
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Subchapter 4, Article 4 of the California Code of Regulations offers a guide to respiratory protection in the workplace, with regulations to protect employees from airborne dusts, fumes, mists, vapors, and gases, including aerosol transmissible diseases, lead, cotton dust, hazardous waste, carcinogens, and food flavorings containing diacetyl. Employers must gather information on hazards and develop, implement, and maintain written communication hazard programs. The program must include a list of chemicals employees are exposed to and the safety data sheets that correspond to these chemicals. This information is crucial for determining which respiratory protection is required.
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.

Sacramento Antibody Testing

Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, antibody testing has become increasingly common in Sacramento. 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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“California State Plan.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, https://www.osha.gov/stateplans/ca
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Johnson-Bolden, Nikki. “Sacramento County Introduces Worker Health and Safety Act.” Occupational Health & Safety, 13 October 2020, https://ohsonline.com/articles/2020/10/13/sacramento-county-introduces-worker-health-and-safety-act.aspx?admgarea=news&m=1
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“Chapter 5.160. Worker Protection, Health, and Safety.” City of Sacramento, https://www.cityofsacramento.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/EDD/Economic-Relief/Worker-Protection-Ordinance-adopted.pdf?la=en
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“Title 8, Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders.” Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/Title8/sub7.html
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“Chapter 4, Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders.” Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/Title8/sub4.html
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“§1531. Respiratory Protective Equipment.” Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/Title8/1531.html
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“Respiratory Protection in the Workplace – A Guide for Employers.” Department of Industrial Relations, April 2021, https://www.dir.ca.gov/DOSH/DOSH_Publications/respiratory-protection-employer-guide.pdf