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San Bernardino Occupational Health Services

San Bernardino workplace health regulations are governed primarily by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA), which is the largest state OSHA in the United States. CAL/OSHA is responsible for overseeing workplace occupational health issues throughout the state of California.

Closely following San Bernardino occupational health rules can benefit both employees and employers. For those who own and run businesses, ensuring a safe and healthy workplace can help limit potential liability for work-related accidents and injuries. It can also improve employee morale, reduce turnover, and may even lower the number of workers’ compensation claims.

For employees, adhering to workplace health guidelines helps to limit the potential for job-related injuries or illnesses and can help employees avoid unintentionally creating an unsafe workplace for their coworkers.

There are many federal, state, and local laws and guidelines designed to create safe working environments and ensure that employees are physically fit enough to perform the duties of their jobs. For example, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation requires comprehensive pre-employment testing. This includes tuberculosis screening, vision and hearing tests, drug screening, bloodwork, and a respiratory mask fit test.

Candidates for the San Bernardino police department must undergo a physical agility test (PAT), and candidates for the San Bernardino fire department must pass a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) before applying for a position.

In addition, all employees working for San Bernardino County must undergo a pre-employment physical examination. Depending on the duties involved in the job, the exam may also include bloodwork, hearing and vision tests, treadmill testing, and/or lung testing. This exam is completed at the County’s Center for Employment Health and Wellness, which also serves as the Occupational Medicine Clinic for the County. This is where employees would access San Bernardino occupational health services, such as medical care for work-related illnesses or injuries.

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 San Bernardino 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 (909) 318-0380.

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San Bernardino Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Education Code Section 49406requires all individuals employed by a California school district or working in a certified or classified position under contract to have a tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment within 60 days prior to their initial start date.
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Education Code Section 44839 – requires all job candidates for certified positions in any California school district or County Superintendent of Schools Office to undergo a physical examination prior to beginning work, to certify that they are free from disabling diseases that would make them unfit to instruct or associate with children.
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Cal/OSHA 5144 – explains when respirators should be used by employees and the minimum steps employers must take to ensure the safe and effective use of respirators in the workplace.
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Cal/OSHA 5199 – requires employees in selected positions where they may have the potential for exposure to aerosol transmissible diseases to undergo screening for tuberculosis (TB), mumps, pertussis, and other pathogens
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.

San Bernardino Antibody Testing

Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, antibody testing has become increasingly common in San Bernardino. 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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“Cal/OSHA.” California Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/
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“Step 6: Medical Exam and Vision Test.” California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/por/application-steps/medical-exam-and-vision-test/
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“Frequently Asked Questions.” San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Jobs, https://sheriffsjobs.com/prepare-yourself/frequently-asked-questions/
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“Firefighter.” San Bernardino County Fire Protection District, https://sbcfire.org/firefighter/
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“Center for Employment Health & Wellness.” San Bernardino County, https://hr.sbcounty.gov/faq-category/center-for-employment-health-wellness/
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“Education Code Section 49406.” California Legislative Information, https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=49406.&lawCode=EDC
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“Education Code Section 44839.” California Legislative Information, https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=EDC&sectionNum=44839.5
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“5144. Respiratory Protection.” California Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/5144.html
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“5199. Aerosol Transmissible Diseases.” California Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/5199.html