"Our citizens are dying. We must act boldly to stop it," the commission, headed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, said in an interim report Monday. "The first and most urgent recommendation of this Commission is direct and completely within your control. Declare a national emergency." By Genevieve Douglas The U.S. opioid addiction crisis is hitting the workplace … Continue reading “Opioid Addiction At Work Is A Major Challenge for Employers” #Opiod #Addiction #Safety
https://youtu.be/3OY5o1x8tus An estimated 45 to 50 million employees are drug tested each year in the United States. Are they accurate every time, though? Turns out, it can be wrong on more occasions than one might expect. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook
by Laurie Weinstein | Akerman LLP - HR Defense With the growing list of states legalizing marijuana, are workplace drug policies up in smoke? As the new year begins, Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota join the growing list of states that have legalized medical marijuana. Currently, 28 states* and Washington, D.C., have legalized marijuana use for certain medicinal … Continue reading “The Complexities Of Medical Marijuana In The Workplace” #Safety #RX
By John Hyman Buried in OSHA’s impending final rule on electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses is this little nugget. OSHA believes that you violate the law if you require an employee to take a post-accident drug test. Let me repeat. According to OSHA, you violate the law if you automatically drug test any employee … Continue reading “OSHA Says “Negative” To Post-Accident Testing”
Is testing positive for pot enough to disqualify an injured employee from receiving workers’ comp benefits? Vincent Hogg worked at the Oklahoma County Juvenile Detention Center. He suffered an injury to his right shoulder and neck while subduing an unruly, combative juvenile. The Worker’s Compensation Court (WCC) found Hogg sustained an injury at work and … Continue reading Injured At Work……. Positive Test For Pot: Does Employee Get Workers Compensation?
Scenario: One of your employees is taking a legally prescribed medication and works with machinery that has the potential to maim or kill. The label on the medication warns against driving or operating machinery while taking the drug. What do you do? For more and more companies, the answer is, fire the employee if he/she … Continue reading Prescribed Drugs: What Can Companies Do About This Potential Safety Hazard?