DHEC required Written Employee Health Policy

Sample Employee Health Policy

The Person in Charge (PIC) shall provide training and education to Food Employees about the need to report diseases that can be transmitted to others through the food that they prepare or handle while at work.

The PIC Shall Ensure That:
2.201.11 (A)—
Food employees  are informed of their responsibility  to report to the PIC information  about their health and activities as they relate to diseases that are transmissible through food.

In order to inform employees,  a written policy should contain  the following information to be  reported by the food employee(s)  to the PIC:
— Symptoms of Illness
— Diagnosed Illness

Additionally, a retail food  establishment shall have a written  policy to exclude, restrict or  reinstate food employees for conditions as specified in 2-201.12.
2.201.11 (B)—If the PIC  knows that a food employee has  been diagnosed with an enteric  foodborne disease, the PIC shall report the disease to DHEC.

Food Employees Shall:

2-201.11 (C) & (D)—Report to the PIC any onset of the following symptoms, either while at work or outside of work, including the date of onset:

  • Vomiting,
  • Diarrhea,
  • Jaundice,
  • Sore throat with fever, or
  • Infected cuts or wounds or lesions containing pus such as a boil, burn or infected wound, that is open or draining on the hand, wrist, or other exposed body parts.

2-201.12 (A) & (B)—Notify their PIC whenever diagnosed by a health care provider with any of the following reportable diseases:

  • Norovirus
  • Hepatitis A virus
  • Shigella
  • E-coli
  • Salmonella