Post-Accident Drug Testing: Prevent Retaliation Claims Under OSHA
The opioid-epidemic, alcohol abuse and growing legalization of marijuana use are making it harder for employers to maintain a safe and drug-free work environment. Employers may be tempted to implement drug testing, but there are many legal requirements to consider. Do you understand what OSHA requires in post-accident drug testing under the latest electronic record keeping rule?
Join this important webinar where subject-matter expert Gary Visscher will explain your organization's compliance obligations concerning post-accident drug testing, and how you can avoid costly retaliation claims. We'll cover:
- The evolving legal issues related to drug and alcohol testing
- OSHA's latest rules on post-accident/post-incident testing
- When an employer can and can't perform drug testing
- Understanding the latest standards related to impairment
- Keys to avoiding retaliation claims under OSHA
OSHA's Rules & Requirements for Post-Accident Drug Testing
- How OSHA's injury & illness record keeping rule affects drug & alcohol testing
- When OSHA considers drug & alcohol testing to violate anti-retaliation provisions
- Ways other drug testing laws intersect with OSHA's limitations on post-incident tests
- Best practices for avoiding anti-retaliation claims under OSHA
Post-Incident Testing Policy Guidelines for Your Workplace
- When an employer has a reasonable basis to test employees
- Determining if post-incident drug testing is the right course of action
- Assess your existing drug or alcohol testing program to ensure compliance
- Keys to creating clear and compliant policies for your organization
- Drug & alcohol testing program requirements that apply to your organization
Live Question & Answer Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!
About the Speaker
Gary Visscher, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC
- Gary Visscher is an attorney with extensive experience in government and in employment and health and safety law and policy. Since December 2009 Gary has been Of Counsel with the Law Office of Adele Abrams, P.C., and works primarily in the practice areas of safety and health (OSHA and MSHA) and employment law. Gary also teaches courses in Environmental and Occupational Health Policy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).
- Prior to private practice, Gary served as a Presidential appointee on the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for OSHA at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2001 to 2004.
- Gary was previously the Workforce Policy Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Workforce Committee, and Legislative Director for Rep. Paul Henry (R-MI).
In our critical, 60-minute event learn the legal limits of post-accident drug testing, and how to assess if your program is compliant to avoid OSHA fines.