Report Exposure: Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, Section of Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology

Phone: 504-219-4518
Report Online:

Pesticide Reporting Requirements

Required to Report: Yes
What to Report?: Any Pesticide-Related Exposure
Timeframe to Report Injury or Exposure: End of the work-week
Who is Required to Report?: Physicians, Hospitals, Laboratories, Other health professionals.
SENSOR partnership with NIOSH:

Pesticide Surveillance Program (technical support from NIOSH): 

Coverage for Farm Workers: Required (with limitations)
Limitations: Employers that are private unincorporated farms do not have to provide an employee coverage if the employee's annual net earnings is $1,000 or less OR the total net earnings of all the employees do not exceed $2,500.
Statute: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 23:1035(B)(1) (2011)
Coverage for Undocumented Workers: Yes
Case Law: Artiga v. M.A. Patout & Son, 672 So.2d 1138 (La. Ct. App. 1996) (holding that La. Workers' Compensation Act does not exclude illegal aliens from securing workers' compensation benefits when justified); See also Rodriguez v. Integrity Contracting, 38 So.3d 511 (La. App. 2010) (holding undocumented workers are not statutorily excluded from receiving workers' compensation benefits).
Benefits Available for Undocumented Workers: There is no case law answering this question