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Employee Health: Maine

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

Summary

  • The state has various hand hygiene rules that pertain to certain employers, such as those in the food service or catering industries. See Managing Day-to-Day Concerns.
  • Heart or respiratory diseases and certain communicable illnesses may be covered under presumptive evidence that such conditions were work-related. See Presumptive Illnesses and Conditions.
  • Marijuana use for medical and recreational purposes is legal in Maine. See Marijuana.
  • An employer must have a written policy prohibiting smoking indoors. See Smoking in the Workplace.
  • The state has a Good Samaritan law, which offers conditional protection from civil damages to those offering emergency medical care. See Managing Emergency Medical Situations.