Maryland Medical Treatment laws & HR compliance analysis

Maryland Medical Treatment: What you need to know

There are no state laws requiring employers to have a clinic at the worksite or to keep a doctor or nurse on call to treat workplace injuries. The Maryland health and safety code has adopted the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) workplace medical treatment requirements by reference. The law requires every employer to ensure that medical personnel are readily available for advice and consultation. When an infirmary, clinic, or hospital is not within close proximity to the workplace, an individual (or individuals) who is adequately trained to administer first aid must be present during every work shift. Employers are responsible for making decisions about the details of emergency medical care in their workplaces, depending on the size, the kinds of hazards present, the history of accidents, and the costs of various options (29 CFR 1910.151).
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Under Maryland's workers' compensation laws, employers must provide whatever treatment is necessary for workers injured on the job, including medical, surgical, nursing, and hospital services. Workers' compensation pays the costs of treatment without limitation. There is more information.
In cases of exposure to harmful chemicals, there may be substance-specific measures beyond routine first aid that are recommended to counteract the effects of exposure. These can be found on the safety data sheets that employers are required to keep on file to satisfy state and federal hazard communication standards, commonly referred to as worker “right-to-know” laws. There is additional information.
Maryland does not have a state law requiring private employers ...

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