Last decade, positive drug tests among U.S. workers for methamphetamine had started to drop. That trend may be reversing, with positive rates dramatically higher in some states compared to others.
U.S. Steel has agreed to modify its employee injury-reporting rule. OSHA said the old rule discouraged employees from reporting injuries.
On the one hand, candidate Donald Trump decried government regulations. On the other hand, he promised to be a friend to workers (and not killing or injuring them is certainly the friendly thing to do). So how exactly do those two promises play out when it comes to OSHA?
A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) finds there’s been little reduction in longer-term opioid use by injured workers since 2008, despite warnings that prescription drug overdoses are now a national epidemic.
An employer refused to pay for an employee’s medical treatment after a post-accident drug screen detected two substances in his system. So why did a court recently rule that the employee should get workers’ comp benefits?
New data show that pre-employment drug screenings alone may not be enough of a deterrent for workers.
Does a worker’s medical marijuana license trump a company’s drug policy? A federal court has issued a decision.
A maintenance worker was caught smoking pot on the job. His employer fired him, but an arbitrator said he should get a six-month suspension without pay instead. The employer appealed. At issue before the state’s supreme court: Is this worker’s job “safety sensitive”?
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?
Recent statistics show, while the U.S. may be making strides in the opioid epidemic, usage for some illegal drugs has gone up.
A new government report corroborates previous statistics that show methamphetamine use may be rising in the U.S. after dropping for several years.
An Iowa employee got fired for doing drugs. But she’ll be able to buy a lot more drugs with the $40,000 windfall the court ordered her employer to pay her as a result.
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