Louisiana Facilities laws & HR compliance analysis

Louisiana Facilities: What you need to know

State standards preempted. Workplace facilities are regulated principally by standards established under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The federal scheme permits individual states to administer and enforce their own laws and regulations, but only with federal approval, and only if the applicable state plan requirements are as stringent as the corresponding federal standards.
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While some states have devised their own work safety programs and have obtained authority from the federal government to operate them, Louisiana has not done so. Thus, Louisiana's workplace requirements are largely a matter of federal law.
Louisiana workplace safety and health. Louisiana has a general duty safety and health statute, which calls upon employers to a use methods and processes reasonably adequate to render the workplace safe and take every precaution reasonably necessary to protect the lives, health, safety, and welfare of employees (LA Rev. Stat. Sec. 23:13).
Breastfeeding in the workplace. State law mandates that a mother may breastfeed her baby in any place of public accommodation, resort, or amusement. Although the state law doesn't specifically mention employers, it can be construed to include places of employment, given the expansive nature of the law’s language. In order to accommodate breastfeeding, employers may wish to set aside a quiet, private area and/or establish protocol or policies for employees who wish to breastfeed (LA Rev. Stat. Sec. 51:2247.1).
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health administers the Louisiana Sanitary Code (LA Rev. Stat. Sec. 40:4et seq.). The Code has general requirements for public ...

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Louisiana Facilities Resources

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