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San Jose Occupational Health Services

San Jose occupational health helps employers remain in compliance with health and safety laws, and benefits employees by maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. San Jose and Santa Clara County occupational health services are critical in high-risk industries, such as healthcare, construction, and transportation. Workplace occupational health laws ensure that businesses provide safe equipment, proper education, and training to protect their employees from occupational hazards, hazardous chemicals, communicable diseases, and workplace injuries or accidents.

To support San Jose occupational health services, Santa Clara County’s Occupational Safety and Environmental Compliance (OSEC) helps to train county employees, develop workplace occupational health programs, and investigate Santa Clara County and San Jose workplace health issues. OSEC provides guidance to Santa Clara County and San Jose employers regarding environmental, health, and safety policies and procedures.

The California State Plan was initially approved in 1973 and covers most private sector employers in the state, including private sector employers in San Jose and state and local government employers. This plan, also known as Cal/OSHA, adopted federal OSHA’s occupational safety and health standards. Cal/OSHA offers employers voluntary and cooperative programs with the goal of reducing injuries, illness, and fatalities in the workplace.

To ensure a safe and healthy work environment, employers must become familiar with Santa Clara County and San Jose occupational health regulations.

Health Street offers a variety of San Jose 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 (669) 900-6736.

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San Jose Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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California law requires employers to ensure the availability of the hepatitis B vaccine series to all employees with a risk of occupational exposure unless the employee has already received the vaccine series or has proven immunity with antibody testing. Antibody testing is beneficial at proving immunity among those declining the vaccine and preventing duplicate or unnecessary vaccines. The vaccine must be made available to an employee after the employee has received the required training, as shown in subsection (g)(2)(G)9.
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San Jose occupational health and California legislation require that all general acute care hospital employers offer the annual influenza vaccine onsite, at no cost to employees. These hospital employers must require their employees to receive the influenza vaccine or obtain documentation that an employee declined the vaccine.
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San Jose healthcare employers must offer vaccinations to any employees with occupational exposures. These include vaccinations for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), varicella, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. If an employee declines a vaccine, the employer must obtain proper documentation of the declination. This law, §5199. Aerosol Transmissible Diseases, applies to healthcare businesses including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and medical offices, among others.
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Assembly Bill No. 685 requires employees to notify any employee that faced a possible exposure to COVID-19 and to report COVID-19 workplace outbreaks. Workplace outbreaks in non-healthcare facilities include at least three determined cases of COVID-19 within a 14-day period. Employers are also required to report COVID-19 outbreaks to the Santa Clara County health department.
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San Jose occupational health regulations require that all commercial motor vehicle drivers receive a physical from a medical examiner that is to be renewed every 24 months or sooner, depending on the medical examiner’s recommendations.
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 Jose Antibody Testing

Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, antibody testing has become increasingly common in San Jose. 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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“Occupational Safety and Environmental Compliance.” County of Santa Clara, https://osec.sccgov.org/occupational-safety-and-environmental-compliance-0
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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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“§ 5193. Bloodborne Pathogens.” California Department of Industrial Relations, https://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/5193.html
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“Article 3.5 Hospital Infectious Disease Control Program.” California Legislative Information, https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=1288.7.&lawCode=HSC
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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
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“AB 685 (Chapter 84, Statutes of 2020).” California Department of Public Health, https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/ab685.aspx#
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Santa Clara County Public Health, https://publichealth.sccgov.org/home
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“Medical Examination Report.” State of California Department of Motor Vehicles, https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv-virtual-office/medical-examination-report/