OSHA Announces Revisions to 2016 Guidance on Drug Testing and Safety Incentive Programs
In 2016, OSHA issued guidance that had the effect of discouraging employers from engaging in routine drug testing of all persons involved in workplace incidents, citing that doing so may cause employees to avoid reporting workplace injuries. More recently, OSHA clarified, “Most instances of workplace drug testing are permissible under § 1904.35(b)(1)(iv).” The following are examples of permissible drug testing:
OSHA’s new guidance supersedes previous guidance provided in 2016. Click here to view the new guidance on drug testing and safety incentive programs in full.
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