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Stockton Occupational Health Services

Workplace occupational health plans help ensure the safety and health of employees and help employers to remain compliant with occupational safety and health laws. All employees are entitled to a safe and healthy workplace, free from recognizable hazards. It is the employer’s duty to remove these hazards when possible and to provide employees with proper training, personal protective equipment (PPE), and safe, working equipment and machinery. In Stockton, occupational health services include antibody testing (titer testing), vision and hearing screening, respiratory health exams, biometric screenings, vaccinations, tuberculosis (TB) screening and TB testing, pre-employment and employment physicals, and proper training and education.

In 1973, the California State Plan was initially approved. Also known as Cal/OSHA, the plan adopted many federal standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and governs private-sector workplaces in Stockton and the state of California, with some exceptions. Cal/OSHA offers unique additions to federal regulations with laws regarding agriculture, repetitive motion injuries, toxic chemical handling and exposure, child labor, heat and noise exposure, aerosol transmissible diseases, injury and illness prevention programs, petroleum drilling and production, petroleum refining, transport, and handling, and workplace violence prevention in healthcare. Local employers must become familiar with Stockton occupational health laws as well as federal regulations.

Health Street offers a variety of Stockton 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 (209) 242-8531.

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Stockton Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Stockton occupational health regulations require commercial driver’s license holders, including firefighters and all noncommercial drivers with Class A and Class B licenses to meet federal medical standards. These standards include medical examinations. Employees must submit a signed Medical Examination Report that must be resubmitted every two years or earlier, depending on existing medical conditions.
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Workplace occupational health law, Cal. Code Regs. tit. 8, § 5193, states that employers must make the hepatitis B vaccine series available to all employees with occupational exposure unless the employee has previously received the vaccination series or antibody testing shows immunity to the disease. Antibody testing ensures immunity and can prevent duplicate or unnecessary vaccinations. The vaccine must be offered within 10 days of the initial work assignment and after the employee receives the required training.
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Stockton occupational health laws include Cal. Health & Safety Code § 1288.7 (2007), which states that general acute care hospitals will offer the annual influenza vaccine to all employees at no cost to them, and employers will require employees to be vaccinated. If an employee declines the vaccination, the employer must obtain the declination in writing.
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Cal. Code Regs. tit. 8, § 5199 requires Stockton employers to make available the influenza vaccine, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, varicella vaccine, and tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine to all employees susceptible to disease exposure. An employee that declines a vaccination must sign a declination statement.
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Stockton workplace health laws require COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses, for healthcare employees. Employees with a recent COVID-19 infection may delay the booster dose for up to 90 days following the infection. Employees must submit proof of recent infection with information about a diagnosis from a healthcare provider or by antibody testing.
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.

Stockton 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 Stockton 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 Stockton, 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 Stockton 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, https://www.osha.gov/stateplans/ca
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“Commercial Driver’s License Medical Eligibility & Exams.” State of 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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“Cal. 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 (2007).” California Legislative 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, https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/FAQ-Health-Care-Worker-Vaccine-Requirement.aspx
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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