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Employee Health: Missouri

Employee Health requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Alan L. Rupe, Aaron Sauerwein, Kutak Rock LLP

Summary

  • Missouri has many laws regulating an employer's obligations to protect employees from environmental health concerns an employee may face during employment. Many of those regulations are industry-specific and pertain to an employer engaged in a work, trade, or process subjecting an employee to danger of illness or disease incidental or specific to that work, trade, or process. See Managing Health Concerns That May Affect Multiple Employees.
  • Missouri also has regulations targeted at environmental health concerns faced by employees in industries including mining and public works construction. See Managing Health Concerns That May Affect Multiple Employees.
  • Missouri also has industry-specific regulations regarding awareness and prevention of contagious and/or infectious diseases. See Managing Health Concerns That May Affect Multiple Employees.
  • Generally, Missouri's makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an applicant or employee because he or she uses alcohol or tobacco products off the employer's premises during non-work hours, unless that use interferes with the employee's duties or the operation of the business. See Managing Substance Abuse.
  • Missouri's Indoor Clean Air Act prohibits smoking in places of employment, but allows designation of smoking areas that is no more than 30 percent of the workplace in its entirety. See Managing Smoking in the Workplace.