Safety and OSHA News

Did mistake in urine collection allow injured worker to receive comp benefits?

This case shows that some states will hold employers to strict standards when it comes to proving that an employee shouldn’t receive workers’ comp because they were under the influence of marijuana.  [Read more…]

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Company to pay $30K to settle suit involving inability to provide urine sample

A trucking company has agreed to pay $30,000 following its withdrawal of a conditional job offer. The applicant wasn’t able to provide a urine sample for a drug test due to a medical condition.  [Read more…]

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Workers’ comp: Is an inadequate urine sample a refusal to take drug test?

This company argued its injured worker shouldn’t receive workers’ comp benefits because of an inadequate urine sample during a drug test. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Injured employee tested positive for pot: Can he get workers’ comp?

It’s not a given that employees who test positive for pot use will have workers’ comp benefits denied. What was the deciding factor in this case?  [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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