Tennessee Medical Treatment laws & HR compliance analysis

Tennessee 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. However, the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Act, which is virtually identical to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), requires every private and public sector employer (except federal facilities) to ensure the ready availability of medical personnel for advice and consultation and that when an infirmary, clinic, or hospital is not within close proximity to the workplace, there is at least one person who is adequately trained to render first aid. 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 (TN Code Sec. 50-3-101et seq.).
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Tennessee follows the federal OSH Act requirements for medical treatment in the workplace. There is additional information and a description of the basic elements of an effective medical treatment program. .
Under Tennessee's workers' compensation laws, employers must provide whatever treatment is necessary, including medical, surgical, nursing, and hospital services, for workers injured on the job. Workers' compensation pays the costs of treatment without limitation. .
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 material safety data sheets that employers are required to keep on file to satisfy federal hazard ...

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