Employee Health: Washington
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Leanne Coffman, The Safety Training Solution LLC
- Washington has various programs that investigate and monitor health conditions in the workplace. See Toxic Chemical Exposures and Other Employee Health Hazards.
- Certain medical conditions and illnesses may be considered occupationally sourced if contracted by a professional firefighter. See Occupationally Acquired Diseases.
- The state Domestic Violence Leave Law allows reasonable leaves of absence for seeking medical or mental health treatment related to the effects of violence. See Managing Mental Health Concerns.
- Washington prohibits smoking in places of employment and public places. See Smoking at Work.
- Washington permits the use of medical and recreational marijuana. See Marijuana.
- The Good Samaritan law provides conditional protection for those offering voluntary medical care in emergency situations. See Managing Emergency Medical Situations.