Employee Health: Missouri
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Alan L. Rupe, Aaron Sauerwein, Kutak Rock LLP
- 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.
- Missouri permits the use of medical and recreational marijuana. See Marijuana.
- Missouri's Indoor Clean Air Act prohibits smoking in places of employment, but allows designation of smoking areas that are no more than 30 percent of the workplace in its entirety. See Managing Smoking in the Workplace.