Employee Health: Massachusetts
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Leanne Coffman
- Certain cancers, as well as heart or respiratory diseases may be covered under presumptive evidence that such conditions were work-related. See Managing Day-to-Day Health Concerns.
- Under Massachusetts law, smoking is banned in all indoor workplaces and most public places. See Smoking in the Workplace.
- Massachusetts permits the use of medical and recreational marijuana. See Marijuana.
- 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.