Employee Health: New Hampshire
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Leanne Coffman, The Safety Training Solution LLC
- New Hampshire workers' compensation covers occupational diseases that result in injury as a direct cause of employment, with some exceptions. See Occupational Diseases.
- Firefighters, who develop diseases of the lungs or heart, as well as certain cancers, may be covered under presumptive evidence that such conditions were work-related. See Presumptive Illnesses and Conditions.
- New Hampshire workers' compensation covers mental injuries that are caused by the work environment, as long as the injury does not result from good faith efforts of an employer. See Managing Mental Health Concerns.
- In New Hampshire, employers who employ four or more people must comply with the state's Indoor Smoking Act. See Smoking in the Workplace.
- New Hampshire has a Good Samaritan law, which provides conditional protection for those offering voluntary medical care. See Managing Emergency Medical Situations.