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Saint Louis Occupational Health Services

Workplace occupational health plans are crucial for St. Louis employers to remain compliant with occupational health laws and for the health and safety of their employees. Employees are entitled to a workplace free from recognizable hazards including chemical exposures, extreme temperatures, communicable diseases, and unsafe working conditions. St. Louis occupational health plans ensure the protection of employees from these hazards. St. Louis occupational health services include vaccines, antibody testing (titer testing), biometric screenings, employment physicals, respiratory health exams, tuberculosis (TB) screenings and TB skin tests, and vision and hearing screenings.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) covers all private-sector employers in St. Louis and the state of Missouri. There are no St. Louis occupational health laws governing public employers. Employers must become familiar with St. Louis workplace health regulations, as well as state and federal regulations. Federal regulations from OSHA include four standards: maritime, agriculture, construction, and general industry. Examples of these standards include preventing falls, preventing the cave-in of trenches, ensuring the safety of workers in confined spaces, putting guards on machines, preventing exposure to lead and asbestos, and providing employees with safety equipment, including respirators.

St. Louis employers violate these regulations if they failed to keep the workplace hazard-free and their employees were exposed to that hazard. To prove a violation, it must be shown that the hazard was identified, the hazard caused, or was likely to cause, physical harm or death, and there was a practical method to correct the hazard.

The Department of Labor and Industrial relations offers free St. Louis occupational health services through consultation services to employers to ensure they are remaining compliant with workplace occupational health laws.

Health Street offers a variety of Saint Louis 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 (314) 207-5776.

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Saint Louis Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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St. Louis Occupational health laws, under Ordinance #68747, require all city employees under the Classified Service Plan to comply with standards established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. This includes OSHA standards for general industry (29 CFR 1910) and construction standards (29 CFR 1926).
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Missouri Code Regs. Ann. tit. 19, § 20-20.092 requires employers in healthcare and high-risk industries to offer the hepatitis B vaccine series to all employees with occupational exposure to the disease.
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HB271 limits public health orders leading to the closure of businesses, schools, and places of worship beyond 30 days within a six-month period during a state emergency. The bill also prohibits mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations and the requirement of vaccine “passports.”
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St. Louis occupational health laws require commercial drivers’ license holders to comply with federal motor carrier safety regulations. Some drivers require a physical examination and must submit a medical examiner’s certificate, as stated in Section 302.768, RSMo, and 49 CFR Section 383.71.
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St. Louis occupational health laws require St. Louis police officer applicants to undergo a background check and psychological and physical examination as a condition of employment.
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St. Louis workplace health regulations require applicants to the St. Louis Fire Department to obtain a pre-employment physical examination in addition to the interview, written exam, physical ability test, and drug screening.
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.

Saint Louis 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 Saint Louis 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 Saint Louis, 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 Saint Louis 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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“Missouri.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/contactus/bystate/MO/areaoffice
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“Workplace Safety.” Missouri Department of Labor, https://labor.mo.gov/DLS/workplaceSafety
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“Ordinance #68747, Board Bill No. 30, Committee Substitute.” The City of St. Louis, https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/city-laws/upload/legislative//Ordinances/BOAPdf/68747×00.pdf
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“29 CFR 1910.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910
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“29 CFR 1926.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1926
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“Missouri Code Regs. Ann. tit. 19, § 20-20.092.” Missouri Secretary of State: Code of State Regulations, https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/adrules/csr/current/19csr/19c20-20.pdf
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“HB271.” Missouri Senate, https://www.senate.mo.gov/21info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=58845294
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“RSMo Section 302.768.” Missouri Revisor of Statutes, https://revisor.mo.gov/main/OneSection.aspx?section=302.768&bid=47989&hl=
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“§ 383.71 Driver application and certification procedures.” Code of Federal Regulations, https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-49/subtitle-B/chapter-III/subchapter-B/part-383/subpart-E/section-383.71
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“State Immunization Laws for Healthcare Workers and Patients – Immunization Administration For State: MO.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), https://www2a.cdc.gov/vaccines/statevaccsApp/Administration.asp?statetmp=MO#139
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Gerber, Cameron. “Parson signs legislation limiting public health orders.” The Missouri Times, 15 June 2021, https://themissouritimes.com/parson-signs-legislation-limiting-public-health-orders/
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“CDL Changes Medical Certification Requirements.” Missouri Department of Revenue, https://dor.mo.gov/driver-license/issuance/commercial/medical-certification-requirements.html
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“Become a Police Officer.” Saint Louis County Police, https://www.stlouiscountypolice.com/join-our-team/become-a-police-officer/
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“Become a Firefighter.” The City of St. Louis, https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/public-safety/fire/how-to-become-firefighter-information.cfm
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“OSHA Standards in the Workplace.” Dolley Law, LLC, https://www.missouriemploymentlawattorney.com/practice-areas/labor-law/osha-workplace-standards/