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Winston-Salem Occupational Health Services

Workplace occupational health plans are critical for employers to protect the health and safety of their workers and remain compliant with federal, state, and local occupational health laws. Employees are entitled to a safe and healthy workplace, free of hazards that might lead to occupational illnesses, injuries, or fatalities. It’s the employer’s responsibility to remove these hazards when possible, offer the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and ensure their workers have access to working and safe equipment.

In Winston-Salem, occupational health services include vaccinations, titer tests (antibody tests), biometric screenings, physical examinations, vision and hearing screenings, respiratory health exams, respirator fit testing, tuberculosis (TB) screenings, TB skin tests, and proper education and training.

Winston-Salem workplace health laws include regulations set by the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Division (NC OSH), an OSHA-approved state plan covering public and private-sector workplaces, and local government employees in Winston-Salem and the state of North Carolina. NC OSH has adopted federal OSHA laws with some exceptions. When federal laws differ from North Carolina laws, employers must comply with state laws. Employers are responsible for familiarizing themselves with federal, state, and local workplace occupational health laws and Winston-Salem occupational health services.

To register for Winston-Salem 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 (336) 203-1899.

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Winston-Salem Occupational Health Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Winston-Salem occupational health laws include North Carolina General Statute §130A-444 through 452, regarding Asbestos Hazard Management. Section 130A-445 states that all school buildings shall be inspected for asbestos-containing materials and management plans must be submitted to the Department. Section 130A-446 offers asbestos exposure standards for public areas and states that the Commission will adopt rules establishing a maximum airborne asbestos exposure level and will include specifications of sampling and analysis procedures.
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Winston-Salem occupational health laws include OSHA Standard 1904.1, which states that employers with 10 or fewer employees in the last calendar year do not have to keep OSHA illness and injury records unless informed in writing by OSHA or the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Winston-Salem employers with more than 10 employees in the last calendar year must keep OSHA illness and injury records unless classified as a partially exempt industry under Section 1904.2.
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Winston-Salem occupational health services must include OSHA Standard 29 CFR Part 1910 for all general industry employers.
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Workplace occupational health laws for Winston-Salem shipyard employers include the standards found in 29 CFR Part 1915 of federal OSHA’s guidelines.
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Maritime inspection procedures can be found in the Field Operations Manual Chapter 18. The manual provides reference documents and compliance guidance specific to maritime inspections.
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Workplace occupational health laws for Winston-Salem Firefighters require DMV screenings, drug screenings, criminal record checks, and medical fit-for-duty testing.
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Winston-Salem workplace health regulations require applicants to the Winston-Salem Police Department to undergo a drug screening, criminal background check, polygraph test, psychological interview, and medical examination as a condition of employment.
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Winston-Salem occupational health laws require intrastate non-excepted and interstate non-excepted commercial drivers to maintain a certified medical status and provide a U.S. Department of Transportation medical examiner’s certificate to the North Carolina DMV.
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.

Winston-Salem Antibody Testing

Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, antibody testing has become increasingly common in Winston-Salem. 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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“North Carolina State Plan.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/stateplans/nc
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“Chapter 130A, Public Health. Article 19. Asbestos Hazard Management Program.” North Carolina Public Health, https://epi.dph.ncdhhs.gov/asbestos/pdf/Asbestos%20statute%20Article19.pdf
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“Asbestos Hazard Management.” North Carolina Public Health, https://epi.dph.ncdhhs.gov/asbestos/rules.html
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“Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology.” North Carolina Public Health, https://epi.dph.ncdhhs.gov/oee/programs/oii.html
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“Which OSHA Standards Apply?” North Carolina Department of Labor, https://www.labor.nc.gov/which-osha-standards-apply
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“1904.1. Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1904/1904.1
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“1904.2. Partial exemption for establishments in certain industries.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1904/1904.2
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“Does 29 CFR Part 1910 – General Industry Standards Apply?” North Carolina Department of Labor, https://www.labor.nc.gov/which-osha-standards-apply#does-29-cfr-part-1910—general-industry-standards-apply
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“Regulations (Standards – 29 CFR).” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910
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“Does 29 CFR Part 1904 – Recordkeeping Standards Apply?” North Carolina Department of Labor, https://www.labor.nc.gov/which-osha-standards-apply#does-29-cfr-part-1904—recordkeeping-standards-apply
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“29 CFR Part 1915 – Shipyard Employment Standards.” North Carolina Department of Labor, https://www.labor.nc.gov/safety-and-health/occupational-safety-and-health/which-osha-standards-apply/29-cfr-part-1915-shipyard-employment-standards
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“FOM Chapter 18 – Maritime Inspection Procedures.” North Carolina Department of Labor, https://www.labor.nc.gov/documents/fom-chapter-18-maritime-inspection-procedures
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“Employment.” City of Winston-Salem Fire Department, https://www.cityofws.org/186/Employment
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“How to Apply.” City of Winston-Salem Police Department, https://www.cityofws.org/2053/How-to-Apply
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“Medical Certification Requirements.” North Carolina DMV, https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/license-id/driver-licenses/commercial/Pages/medical-certification.aspx