Vermont Medical Treatment laws & HR compliance analysis

Vermont Medical Treatment: What you need to know

Vermont has 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, Vermont's occupational safety and health law is, in most important respects, identical to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The federal OSH Act 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 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, the kinds of hazards present, the history of accidents, and the costs of various options (VT Stat. Tit. 18 Ch. 28 Sec. 1415 et seq.; VT Stat. Tit. 21 Ch. 3 Sec. 201et seq.; 29 CFR 1910.151).
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Under Vermont 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 workplace hazard communication standards, commonly ...

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