Employee Health: Tennessee
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Leanne Coffman, The Safety Training Solution LLC
- Tennessee has reporting requirements that cover diseases and medical conditions that may impact public health. See Reporting Infectious Diseases.
- Tennessee is one of several states that have stricter requirements for employee exposures to hazardous chemicals than federal OSHA. See Toxic Chemical Exposures.
- The state statutes prevent employers from discharging or terminating an employee due to the off-duty, legal use of tobacco products.See Off Duty Conduct.
- Tennessee's Non-Smoker Protection Act prohibits smoking in most enclosed places, including public areas and private workplaces. See Smoking at Work.
- Tennessee has a Good Samaritan law, which provides conditional protection for those offering voluntary medical care. See Good Samaritan Law.