Employee Health: Pennsylvania
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Leanne Coffman, The Safety Training Solution LLC
- Pennsylvania recognizes medical conditions, including dermal infections and inflammations, Hepatitis C and certain lung diseases as compensable under the state workers' compensation law. See Occupational Diseases.
- Hepatitis C may be considered a work-sourced illness if contracted by firefighters or other persons with occupational exposure. See Presumptive Illnesses and Conditions.
- Pennsylvania prohibits smoking in the majority of public places, including workplaces. See Smoking in the Workplace.
- Pennsylvania permits the use of medical marijuana. See Medical Marijuana.
- Pennsylvania has a Good Samaritan law, which provides conditional protection for those offering voluntary medical care. See Good Samaritan Law.
- Philadelphia has requirements pertaining to smoking in the workplace. See Local Requirements.