There are no state laws requiring employers to have a dispensary at the worksite or to keep a doctor or nurse on call to treat workplace injuries. South Carolina has incorporated the standards and regulations of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) by reference, including the requirements for medical treatment in the workplace (SC Regs. 71-600). Every employer must ensure that medical personnel are readily available for advice and consultation and that when an infirmary, clinic, or hospital is not within close proximity to the workplace, there is an individual or individuals that are adequately trained to administer first aid. Employers are responsible for making decisions about the details of emergency medical care in their workplaces, depending upon the size of the company, the kinds of hazards present, the history of accidents, and the costs of various options.
A description of the basic elements of an effective medical treatment program and other information.