Keeping Up With OSHA Recordkeeping Rule’s Impact on Drug Testing and Safety Incentive Programs?

You may have heard rumblings about how the updated OSHA 300 log standard will affect post-accident drug testing and safety incentive programs. Some are saying the rule makes post-accident drug testing and safety incentive programs illegal.

That is not entirely true. A drug-testing program done properly, fairly, and in a non-discriminatory and non-retaliatory way, should pass the anti-retaliatory provisions of the rule. Safety incentive programs that focus on rewarding desirable safe behaviors and safety activities rather than not having accidents are still encouraged. Furthermore, post-accident drug testing required by other state and federal rules, such as DOT standards, is still required.

The new section was initially slated to go into effect on August 10, 2016, but OSHA has delayed the effective date to November 1, 2016. OSHA has also indicated that further guidance on post-accident drug testing and safety incentive programs will come.

By leasing employees with PRO SOURCE, you can escape the liabilities that come with these new OSHA regulations – PRO SOURCE protects you to ensure that any post-accident-drug-testing and safety-incentive programs are fully compliant with OSHA requirements.

About Douglas Mills

Douglas Mills writes for Third party logistics company, Pro Source Inc of Atlanta, GA.

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