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Tucson Occupational Health Services

Tucson occupational health services are crucial for employers to maintain healthy and safe workplaces and remain compliant with workplace occupational health laws. Local employees benefit from Tucson workplace health plans and are entitled to safe workplaces, free from recognizable hazards. Employers must provide proper training as well as working and safe equipment and machines. To further support workplace safety, Tucson occupational health services include physical examinations, vision and hearing screening, tuberculosis skin tests, respiratory health screenings, vaccinations, and titer testing (antibody testing).

Tucson occupational health regulations include the Arizona State Plan, which has adopted standards of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The state plan, known as ADOSH, applies to private sector workplaces, with some exceptions that include maritime workers, federal government contractors, copper smelters, aircraft crewmembers, and Indian reservations. ADOSH offers cooperative and voluntary programs to reduce fatalities, illnesses, and injuries in the workplace.

The Central Safety Services Division of the Human Resources Department of Tucson has implemented a workplace occupational health safety policy for city employers and employees. The policy works with local, state, and federal agencies to ensure safe working conditions, review accidents, recommend measures to reduce workplace accidents and hazards, and conduct safety meetings.

To register for Tucson 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 (520) 214-9624.

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Tucson Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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The city of Tucson’s occupational health and safety policy, section S-001, regulates the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). This section of the policy remains compliant with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act Part 29CFR 1910.132, 133, 135, 136, and 138. Employees must utilize PPE when required by Job Hazard Assessment, and employers are responsible for enforcing PPE requirements.
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The city of Tucson’s policy section S-002 requires employees to report safety concerns, hazards, and unsafe working conditions.
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The city of Tucson policy, section H-001, offers respiratory protection guidelines to protect employees from occupational exposures to radionuclides, gases, vapors, oxygen deficiency, and particulate matter.
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Tucson occupational health regulations require the city of Tucson employees to be vaccinated against hepatitis A or/and B or to verify immunity, according to the city’s policy section H-002. Immunity may be verified with titer testing (antibody testing), which can help prevent unnecessary or duplicate vaccinations. This section of Tucson’s policy also defines the procedures for reporting occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens.
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The city of Tucson’s policy section H-006 sets regulations to prevent and reduce the risk of tuberculosis (TB) infections. This section applies to employees with a risk of occupational TB exposure, including firefighters, zoo personnel, police officers, emergency medical services personnel, community services workers, and parks and recreation personnel.
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Tucson occupational health regulations policy section H-007 works to reduce the risk of occupation noise. This policy includes industries that have employees working with noise greater than 85 dBA on average for eight hours or employees exposed to 140 dBA of noise.
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Tucson workplace health regulations require physical examinations for employees with exposure to potential occupational health hazards. Section H-005 of Tucson’s occupational health plan complies with standards set by federal OSHA.
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ADOSH enforces the standards set by federal OSHA and will perform inspections for catastrophic and fatal accidents, imminent danger, employee complaints, programmed high hazards, and follow-up inspections.
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.

Tucson Antibody Testing

Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, antibody testing has become increasingly common in Tucson. 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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“Arizona State Plan.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, https://www.osha.gov/stateplans/az
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“Safety First – City of Tucson Safety Policy.” City of Tucson, https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/safety/policy.pdf
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“Central Safety Services Section S-001. Personal Protective Equipment.” City of Tucson, https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/safety/S-001.pdf
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“29 CFR 1910.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910
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“Central Safety Services Section S-002. Report of a Hazard, Unsafe Safety Concern or Safety Suggestion.” City of Tucson, https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/safety/S-002.pdf
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“Central Safety Services Section H-001. Respiratory Protection Program.” City of Tucson, https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/safety/H-001.pdf
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“Central Safety Services Section H-002. Bloodborne Pathogens and Employee Exposures to Blood or OPIM Hepatitis A/B Vaccination Program.” City of Tucson, https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/safety/H-002.pdf
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“Central Safety Services Section H-006. Tuberculosis (TB) Exposure Control Plan.” City of Tucson, https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/safety/H-006.pdf
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“Central Safety Services Section H-007. Hearing Conservation Program.” City of Tucson, https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/safety/H-007.pdf
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“Central Safety Services Section H-005. Occupational Health Examinations.” City of Tucson, https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/safety/H-005.pdf