Seyfarth Synopsis: On January 10, 2019 Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Labor & Employment and Workplace Safety and Health Teams will present a webinar on OSHA’s New Standard Interpretation clarifying the requirements on workplace drug testing.
In 2016, federal OSHA called into question many common workplace drug testing policies that contained post-accident testing provisions, characterizing them as a form of unlawful retaliation. Now, however, a recent OSHA Standard Interpretation has clarified the final rule and expressly permitted a range of drug testing policies and practices.
During this webinar we will discuss OSHA’s clarified position and various drug testing laws and provide practical advice for employers with regard to:
- Post-accident/incident drug testing;
- Random drug testing; and
- Drug testing required by federal DOT agencies
The OSHA Standard Interpretation also abruptly reversed course on safety incentive programs, which we will also review. As time allows, we will also provide a brief update on recreational and medical marijuana laws and related trends.