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Post-Incident Substance Abuse Testing: Understanding OSHA’s Stance

30-November-2021 :01:00 PM EST Duration : 60 Minutes

This course, has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).


Randy DeVaul,

Randy DeVaul is an experienced safety professional, emergency responder/Instructor, and designated safety expert in OSHA- and Mine Safety-regulated industries. With global and multi-cultural sales training experience, he is also a Qualified Safety Sales Provider (QSSP) and sales trainer.

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Testing for substance abuse has become a hot political topic. What used to be a straight-forward program has become confusing and full of litigation potential. Employers who want to maintain a safe workplace and conduct substance abuse testing now have more concerns about lawsuits or discrimination complaints because of poorly-written laws and fear of “retaliation” investigations. Regardless of the current confusion on what is or is not allowed, OSHA has provided a level of guidance that, as long as it is consistently applied, gives employers the right to test for substance abuse after an incident or injury occurs.

Course Objectives:

• Reviewing the “fear” created around testing and overcoming that fear

• Understanding OSHA’s guidance on substance abuse testing

• Knowing when it is OK to test and the circumstances surrounding the incident

• Testing “for cause” – what does that mean?

• How to have an effective team approach with Safety, HR, and front-line managers

Why Should You Attend:

Employers are facing more hurdles and legal threats regarding substance abuse testing than ever before. Knowing OSHA’s position and understanding OSHA’s guidance is critical for maintaining a testing program that is consistent and effective with reduced risk of lawsuits or labor complaints.

Course Outline:

• Substance Abuse Testing: When and why an employer should do it

• OSHA’s guidance on substance abuse testing that protects employees and employers

• What changed and what did not change related to post-incident testing

• Having an effective cross-functional team of managers, supervisors, HR, and Safety

• At the end of the day, what does OSHA’s guidance mean for substance abuse testing programs?

What You Get:

• Training Materials

• Live Q&A Session with our Expert

• Participation Certificate

• Access to Signup Community (Optional)

• Reward Points

Who Will Benefit:

• Safety Professionals

• Risk Management and HR Managers

• Department Managers

• Front-line Supervisors/Team Leaders

• General Managers

• Small Business Owners

Please reach us at 1-888-844-8963 for any further assistance or if you wish to register

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