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 Drug and Alcohol Testing: Legal Ways to Manage and Enforce Your Substance Abuse Prevention Policy - On-Demand

Drug and Alcohol Testing: Legal Ways to Manage and Enforce Your Substance Abuse Prevention Policy - On-Demand

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Drug and Alcohol Testing: Legal Ways to Manage and Enforce Your Substance Abuse Prevention Policy - On-Demand

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WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to develop and manage an effective workplace substance abuse prevention and drug and alcohol testing program—and how to legally manage common testing-related issues that arise in everyday practice.



The newly released Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ reveals that drug use among American workers has reached the highest level in 12 years. The findings came from analyzing 10 million workers’ employment-related drug tests.

When an employee is abusing drugs or alcohol, it presents clear and present dangers for employers Drug and alcohol use could lead to lost work days and distraction that impacts overall job performance and the safety of that employee and their coworkers.

Safety and HR managers must address these problems head on by developing and managing a comprehensive workplace substance abuse prevention policy. The policy and resultant program will require a lot of coordination--including supervisory training, employee education and assistance, and drug and alcohol testing that meets compliance requirements under OSHA. Additionally, you must consider how the Americans with Disabilities Act impacts policy development.

Creating an effective program is often easier said than done. As with most workplace and safety compliance initiatives, the devil is in the details. It’s important to ensure that you’re well prepared for how you’ll address common drug-testing related issues that arise in real-life workplaces.

Use this in-depth on-demand webinar on how to develop and implement an effective workplace substance abuse prevention and drug and alcohol testing program to improve overall safety and preserve your legal defenses under federal law.

You’ll learn:

  • 5 essential components to include in your workplace substance abuse prevention and drug and alcohol testing policy/program
  • Best practices for writing a comprehensive drug and alcohol policy
  • How to ensure the consistent application of the drug/alcohol testing component so you comply with federal law and ensure that your actions are legally defensible
  • Various scenarios when drug and alcohol testing should be considered
  • Tips for communicating with employees and supervisors about substance abuse prevention training
  • Drug and alcohol testing liability concerns to be prepared to address
  • The types of federal laws and regulations you must consider as you develop your program
  • How recent changes in medical and recreational marijuana laws and related legal decisions impact drug and alcohol testing programs

About Your Presenter

Adele AbramsAdele Abrams, Esq., CMSP 
President 
Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C.

Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, an attorney, safety professional, and firm president of the Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C., is recognized as a national expert on occupational safety and health. Ms. Abrams heads a ten-attorney firm that represents employers and contractors nationwide in OSHA and MSHA litigation. She provides safety and health training, auditing, and consultation services. She is also a Certified Mine Safety Professional, and a Department of Labor–approved trainer.

Ms. Abrams is on the adjunct faculty of Catholic University in Washington, DC, where she teaches employment and labor law. She is also a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and is co-author of several safety-related textbooks. She is chair of the National Safety Council’s Business & Industry Division committee on regulatory and legal affairs. She is admitted to the Bars of MD, DC and PA, as well as multiple federal courts including the US Supreme Court.

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