How OSHA's new post-accident reporting rule impacts drug testing
Many employers implement post-accident drug and alcohol testing policies to promote workplace safety, as part of accident investigation efforts, and in the hope of reducing workplace accidents and workers' compensation claims. But for those employers, the legal landscape may have shifted on May 12 when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published its final rule on electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses. According to Dale Deitchler, a shareholder at Littler Mendelson, the employment law firm, the new rule increases an employer's obligation to ensure that employees report work-related injuries and illnesses.
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