Post-Incident Drug Testing: Are You Compliant with the Latest Regulations?
Marijuana legalization and medically-regulated opioid use complicates your ability to drug test your workers. And now, the rules for drug testing employees are being modified in the face of COVID-19.
In this 60-minute workshop, learn when you can – and can’t – drug test post-incident. We’ll take you through the latest legal and safety rules from OSHA, the ADA, and state laws affecting your:
- Drug testing programs during COVID-19
- Substance abuse prevention programs
- Medical cannabis policies
Roadmap for reviewing your current program and adjusting to the latest regulation changes
- How OSHA’s policy of drug testing injured workers has evolved over the years and where we’re at now
- Compliance do’s and don’ts of drug tests for screening applicants or terminating employees
- How supervisors should address potential impairment and conduct an incident investigation
- New DOT guidance on drug testing during COVID-19
Common traps to look out for: Prevent expensive penalties and retaliation claims
- How medical cannabis impacts fitness for duty exams
- State requirements that complicate return-to-work drug testing
- How CBD use complicates drug testing – and what you can do about it
- Protocols and protections for disabled workers that you need to know
- How to distinguish between a positive test and an impairment
About the Speaker
Adele Abrams is an attorney and the president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC, a multi-attorney firm. She represents employers nationwide in OSHA and MSHA litigation. Adele also provides safety training, consultation and auditing services. She is the 2017 recipient of the National Safety Council’s DSSA award and is an active member of the American Society of Safety Professionals, where she has received the SPY award multiple times. Adele is also on the faculty of the University of Colorado, and Catholic University, where she instructs on employment, labor and occupational safety law.
After attending this 60-minute workshop, you’ll be able to quickly distinguish when and how you can legally drug test workers following a workplace incident, all while remaining compliant with the most recent regulation.