Employee Health: New York
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Leanne Coffman, The Safety Training Solution LLC.
- New York has adopted hand hygiene regulations for various industries which are aimed at preventing the transmission of disease. See Hand Hygiene Requirements.
- Various illnesses and diseases contracted by fire fighters and police officers may be recognized as occupationally sourced according to presumptive evidence. See Occupationally Acquired Communicable Diseases.
- Mental illnesses produced by excessive job-related stress or trauma, as well as mental illnesses caused by a work-related injury, are covered by workers' compensation in New York. See Managing Mental Health Concerns.
- New York permits the medical use of cannabis by registered users with a serious health condition. See Medical Use of Cannabis.
- New York prohibits smoking in nearly all workplaces throughout the state. See Smoking in the Workplace.
- New York has a Good Samaritan Law, which offers limited or conditional immunity to those who respond to the scene of an emergency and offer medical assistance. See Good Samaritan Law.
- Localities including Cattaraugus County and New York City have requirements pertaining to smoking in the workplace. See Local Requirements.