Georgia Medical Treatment laws & HR compliance analysis

Georgia Medical Treatment: What you need to know

Employers are responsible for making decisions about the details of emergency medical care in their workplaces, depending upon the size, the kinds of hazards present, the history of accidents, and the costs of various options.
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. However, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), which governs Georgia workplace safety and health, requires every employer to 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) who is adequately trained to administer first aid (29 CFR 1910.151).
There is a description of the basic elements of an effective medical treatment program and other information.
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In addition to routine first aid, there are substance-specific measures that should be taken to counteract the effects of various chemical exposures. There is more on the subject of hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
Under Georgia's workers' compensation laws, employers have an obligation to arrange for the treatment of people who are injured on the job and to purchase insurance to pay the expenses of such treatment.
Georgia does not have a state law requiring private employers to grant employees time off for a serious illness. However, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act covers Georgia's private sector employers with 50 or more employees. The federal law allows eligible employees to take up to 12 workweeks of leave during any ...

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