Policy statements from two safety organizations in the space of one week show the high priority of addressing legal marijuana use and safety in the U.S. workforce.
If you’re not sure your company has a comprehensive plan to address employee opioid addiction, you’re not alone. The good news is that the National Safety Council has released materials to help employers.
A new study reveals six factors that can lead to long-term opioid use for employees injured at work and who weren’t previously taking the prescription painkillers.
A doctor testified in a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson that workers’ compensation laws and insurers were to blame for the opioid crisis, not pharmaceutical companies.
As most states now allow medical marijuana and more are legalizing recreational use, laws and courts are increasingly addressing workplace ramifications.
Here’s a challenging scenario: A prospective new hire seems perfect for a position in the shipping office, but she is a legal user of medical marijuana. Company policy says employees can use medical marijuana as long as they’re not in a safety-sensitive position, but the policy fails to clarify what such a job is. What would […]
Medical personnel need the proper licensing to write pain medication prescriptions for injured workers, or else they could face felony charges.
An employee claims his employer retaliated against him for collecting workers’ comp benefits. What did a court think about his claim?
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.