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Employee Health: Texas

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


  • Healthcare providers, as well as schools, and other employers are required to report various communicable or exotic diseases. See Toxic Chemical Exposures and Infectious Diseases.
  • Certain medical conditions and illnesses may be considered occupationally sourced if contracted by a professional firefighter or emergency medical technician. See Occupationally Acquired Diseases.
  • The state workers' compensation covers mental trauma that results from work-related conditions if certain provisions are met. See Managing Mental Health Concerns.
  • Texas has not created a statewide ban on smoking, but restrictions apply to certain schools and public places. See Smoking at Work.
  • Good Samaritan laws in Texas provide conditional protection for those offering voluntary medical care. See Managing Emergency Medical Situations.
  • Austin and Grand Prairie have requirements pertaining to smoking in the workplace. See Local Requirements.