CalOSHA Annual TB testing of Health Care Workers:
According to the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5199(h)(3), “…The employer shall make assessment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) available to all employees with occupational exposure. Assessment procedures shall be in accordance with applicable public health guidelines.
(A) TB tests and other forms of TB assessment shall be provided at least annually, and more frequently, if applicable public health guidelines or the local health officer recommends more frequent testing. Employees with baseline positive TB test shall have an annual symptom screen.
(B) The employer shall refer employees who experience a TB conversion to a PLHCP knowledgeable about TB for evaluation”. This section is available at http://ccr.oal.ca.gov. If you need further assistance, please contact the nearest Cal/OSHA Consultation Service office, http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/consultation_offices.html.