Employee Health: Texas
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Leanne Coffman, The Safety Training Solution LLC
- Healthcare providers, as well as schools, and other employers are required to report various communicable or exotic diseases. See Toxic Chemical Exposures and Infectious Diseases.
- Certain medical conditions and illnesses may be considered occupationally sourced if contracted by a professional firefighter or emergency medical technician. See Occupationally Acquired Diseases.
- The state workers' compensation covers mental trauma that results from work-related conditions if certain provisions are met. See Managing Mental Health Concerns.
- Texas has not created a statewide ban on smoking, but restrictions apply to certain schools and public places. See Smoking at Work.
- Good Samaritan laws in Texas provide conditional protection for those offering voluntary medical care. See Managing Emergency Medical Situations.
- Austin and Grand Prairie have requirements pertaining to smoking in the workplace. See Local Requirements.