Report Exposure: Bureau of Health, Occupational Health Program

Phone: 207-287-5378
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Pesticide Reporting Requirements

Required to Report: Yes
What to Report?: Any Pesticide-Related Exposure
Timeframe to Report Injury or Exposure: 30 Days
Who is Required to Report?: Physicians, Hospitals.
Additional Info:

Clinicians are required to report suspected pesticide poisoning for those with a history of manufacturing, mixing, handling, or applying pesticides. They are also required to report some agricultural occupational injuries.Maine Division of Environmental Health Listing of Reportable Occupational Diseases and Criteria Guide for Reporting Occupational Diseases is available here:

Coverage for Farm Workers: Required (with limitations)
Limitations: Instead of providing workers' compensation, the following employers of agricultural and aquaculture laborers may maintain an employer's liability insurance: (1) employers of seasonal or casual agricultural or aquaculture laborers; (2) employers of 6 or fewer agricultural or aquaculture laborers; and (3) employers of more than 6 such laborers but the total number of hours worked by all such laborers in a week does not exceed 240 and has not exceeded 240 at any time during the 52 weeks immediately preceding the injury.
Statute: Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 39-A § 401(1)(B), (C) (2011)
Coverage for Undocumented Workers: Not Defined in Statue or Case Law
Case Law: Uncertain - There is no case law on this issue. However, if an employee is prevented from accepting an offer of reinstatement because of "termination of status as a lawfully employable alien," they are deemed to have refused the offer. Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 39-A § 218(8).
Benefits Available for Undocumented Workers: There is no case law answering this question.