Employee Health: Maine
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Leanne Coffman, The Safety Training Solution LLC
- 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.