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Tulsa Occupational Health Services

Tulsa occupational health rules and mandates are designed to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for all employees within the city limits. For employers, strictly adhering to these guidelines helps ensure compliance, reduces the likelihood of being subject to disciplinary action and/or fines, and reduces potential liability. In addition, providing a safe working environment often improves employee morale, reduces absenteeism, and can result in fewer workers’ compensation claims.

It’s important for employees to understand how to access Tulsa occupational health services and be clear on both their rights and obligations under the law. This helps ensure they know how to handle unsafe working conditions if they arise and gives them the knowledge they need to avoid creating hazardous situations for their coworkers.

There are currently Tulsa workplace health mandates in place that address physical requirements for police and fire personnel. These rules require all candidates for employment as police officers or firefighters in the city of Tulsa to pass a physical abilities test, ensuring they are fit enough to perform the duties of the job.

Oklahoma state law requires all hospital employees to submit to a pre-employment health examination. This includes providing their immunization records or proof of immunity to certain diseases. A tuberculosis test is also required.

These types of workplace occupational health laws help protect employees in high-risk fields from the known physical dangers of the job. They also help ensure that employees don’t engage in behaviors that create a dangerous working environment for their coworkers.

In addition to the laws discussed above, the city of Tulsa also protects workers employed in industries where they are exposed to hazardous concentrations of atmospheric contaminants. Employers are required to provide all such workers with specific types of respiratory devices and training on their use and maintenance. As part of the guidelines explained in Policy 929, employees using these devices must also undergo an annual respiratory health exam including a pulmonary function test, and supervisors must maintain documentation and records that can be produced for safety compliance audits.

While some cities and states have issued mandates or guidelines regarding COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, there are currently no Tulsa occupational health mandates addressing this topic. There are also no Oklahoma state laws regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. However, Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor released a statement urging employers in the state to disregard the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandates.

To register for Tulsa 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 (918) 323-4161.

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Tulsa Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Okla. Admin. Code § 310:667-5-4 – requires hospital employees to have a pre-employment health examination, including providing immunization history and/or laboratory evidence of immunity to certain diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella. A test for tuberculosis must also be performed.
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City of Tulsa Policy 929 – requires all employees who work in environments with hazardous concentrations of atmospheric contaminants to be equipped by their department with the proper respiratory protection and trained in its use and maintenance. Also requires employees using respirators to undergo an annual pulmonary function test.
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.

Tulsa Antibody Testing

Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, antibody testing has become increasingly common in Tulsa. 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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“Okla. Admin. Code § 310:667-5-4.” Casetext, https://casetext.com/regulation/oklahoma-administrative-code/title-310-oklahoma-state-department-of-health/chapter-667-hospital-standards/subchapter-5-compliance-with-federal-state-and-local-laws/section-310667-5-4-employee-andor-worker-health-examinations
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“State Immunization Laws for Healthcare Workers and Patients – Immunization Administration Requirements For State: OK.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), https://www2a.cdc.gov/vaccines/statevaccsApp/Administration.asp?statetmp=OK#:~:text=hospitals.%E2%80%9D%20Okla.-,Admin.,mumps%2C%20rubella%2C%20and%20varicella.
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“Title 310. Oklahoma State Department of Health, Chapter 667. Hospital Standards.” Oklahoma State Department of Health, https://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/Updated%20OAC%20310%20667-0919.pdf
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“Fire Department Employment: Selection Process.” City of Tulsa, https://www.cityoftulsa.org/government/departments/fire/employment/selection-process/
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“City of Tulsa Job-Simulation Physical-Ability Test.” Tulsa Police, https://www.tulsapolice.org/media/118026/pat_admin_guide.pdf
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“Respiratory Protection.” City of Tulsa, https://www.cityoftulsa.org/media/18037/929-respiratory-protection-final.pdf
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“Attorney General O’Connor Urges Employers to Disregard Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Push.” Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General, https://www.oag.ok.gov/articles/attorney-general-oconnor-urges-employers-disregard%C2%A0bidens-vaccine-mandate-push%C2%A0