Safety and OSHA News

Drug testing, safety incentives OK under OSHA recordkeeping regulation

OSHA has issued a memo that it hopes will clear up some confusion over whether certain drug testing and safety incentive programs aren’t permitted under its 2016 recordkeeping regulation.  [Read more…]

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Top 10 OSHA stories of 2016

New regulations, large fines, court decisions. Here are the top 10 OSHA stories of 2016 from Safety News Alert:  [Read more…]

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Court: OSHA can enforce its drug testing & incentive prohibitions

A federal court has denied a request to temporarily stop part of OSHA’s updated recordkeeping rule that would prohibit companies from using certain types of drug testing and safety incentives. [Read more…]

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OSHA again delays enforcement of drug testing/incentive parts of new rule

OSHA has agreed for the second time to delay enforcement of the anti-retaliation provisions in its injury and illness tracking rule until Dec. 1, 2016.  [Read more…]

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OSHA delays enforcement of incentive & drug testing provisions of new rule

OSHA is delaying enforcement of provisions in its new injury and illness reporting rule having to do with safety incentive and drug testing programs.  [Read more…]

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Did she refuse post-accident drug test? City says yes, worker says no

A claims examiner was suspended for 10 days after refusing to complete a post-accident drug test. A trial court overturned her suspension, and her employer appealed. What did the appeals court say? [Read more…]

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Marijuana policies and safety: What you should and shouldn’t do

Two occupational safety and health organizations have issued comprehensive guidelines for companies to navigate the changing environment regarding marijuana in this country and still keep their employees safe.  [Read more…]

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Employment lawyer: Expand traditional drug testing for safety

Is it time for your company to go beyond standard employee drug testing? A lawyer says the growing problem of prescription painkiller abuse in the U.S. makes expanded drug testing something companies should consider.  [Read more…]

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Many drug tests not detecting this substance

A new study says current drug tests which don’t screen for synthetic cannabinoids (SC) are likely to be missing significant drug use — and users. [Read more…]

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Newer tests proven to cut cheating on drug testing

To watch or not to watch: That used to be the question when it came to collecting urine samples for drug testing. That problem may be eliminated with newer screening tests, according to Quest Diagnostics, which has released new data on positive rates for applicants and workers. [Read more…]

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