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Employee Health: Louisiana

Employee Health requirements for other states

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

Author: Leanne Coffman, The Safety Training Solution LLC


  • Acute exposures to certain chemicals and toxins are covered by state law and must be reported to the appropriate agencies. See Occupational Exposure to Chemicals and Toxins.
  • Specific diseases and health conditions contracted by fire fighters or police officers may be considered presumptive disabilities. See Occupationally Acquired Diseases.
  • The state workers' compensation covers mental injuries or illnesses, which result from work-related conditions only under definitive requirements. See Managing Mental Health Concerns.
  • The Louisiana Smokefree Air Act prohibits smoking in any enclosed area within a place of employment. See Smoking at Work.
  • Louisiana permits the use of medical marijuana. See Medical Marijuanaa.
  • Louisiana has a Good Samaritan law, which provides conditional protection for those offering voluntary medical care. See Good Samaritan Law.