Use and abuse of impairing legal medications is widespread, according to a July 2014 report from the Centers for Disease Control. Because even lawful medications can impair an employee's ability to make decisions, exercise good judgment, and operate equipment safely, employers may have a legitimate interest in addressing the use of prescription and over-the-counter medications in their drug-free workplace policies and safety programs.
But how can an employer fulfill its duty to provide a safe workplace and reduce accidents, while continuing to be respectful of employee privacy and compliant with applicable disability discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973? This webinar will provide employers with helpful guidance in these areas.
Key learning objectives:
- Identifying the problem and workplace risks
- Critical components of a legally defensible program
- Establishing accountability
- Understanding the fitness-for-duty process
- Legal drug use and reasonable accommodation
Presenters Tommy Eden and Leigh Tyson will help guide you through this confusing maze and will have plenty of time for individual questions.
Continuing Education: 1.0 HRCI Credit and 1.0 SHRM Credit*