Report Exposure: Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene Environmental Health Coordination Program

Phone: 410.767.6234
Report Online:

Pesticide Reporting Requirements

Required to Report: Yes
What to Report?: Any Pesticide-Related Exposure
Timeframe to Report Injury or Exposure: One working day
Who is Required to Report?: Physicians, Hospitals, Laboratories, Other health professionals.
Additional Info:

Physicians should report pesticide exposures to their local health office and/or can use the form found at the above link to report suspected exposures.

Coverage for Farm Workers: Required (with limitations)
Limitations: Employers that have fewer than 3 full-time employees or an annual payroll of less than $15,000 for full-time employees do not have to provide workers' compensation. Independent contractors, other than migrant workers, do not have coverage.
Statute: Md. Code Ann., Lab. & Empl. ยง 9-210 (b), (c) (2012)
Coverage for Undocumented Workers: Yes
Case Law: Design Kitchen & Baths v. Lagos, 882 A.2d 817 (Md. 2005) (finding that workers' compensation statute encompasses undocumented workers and that the legislative history established a clear intent to cover unlawful workers).
Benefits Available for Undocumented Workers: Undocumented workers are eligible for temporary total disability benefits. See Design Kitchen & Baths v. Lagos, 882 A.2d 817, 820, 830 (Md. 2005).