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Employee Health: Tennessee

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


  • Tennessee has reporting requirements that cover diseases and medical conditions that may impact public health. See Reporting Infectious Diseases.
  • Tennessee is one of several states that have stricter requirements for employee exposures to hazardous chemicals than federal OSHA. See Toxic Chemical Exposures.
  • The state statutes prevent employers from discharging or terminating an employee due to the off-duty, legal use of tobacco products. See Off Duty Conduct.
  • Tennessee's Non-Smoker Protection Act prohibits smoking in most enclosed places, including workplaces. See Smoking at Work.
  • Tennessee has a Good Samaritan law, which provides conditional protection for those offering voluntary medical care. See Good Samaritan Law.