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OSHA Guidance Clarifies Drug Testing and Safety Incentive Policies

  • By Steve Meilleur
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  • Jun 10, 2019

Summary: OSHA has recently issued a Standard Interpretation (October 2018) clarifying the Obama-era guidance that prohibited incentive programs and circumscribed post-incident drug testing; “Clarification of OSHA’s Position on Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing Under 29 C.F.R. §1904.35(b)(1)(iv).” OSHA’s 2016 rules had called into question mandatory post-accident drug screenings and safety incentive programs, open the door to new retaliation citations.
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Topics: OSHA, Drug Testing