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Last week, Amazon announced that they would remove marijuana from their pre-employment drug testing policy for non-DOT regulated positions.
Workplace fatigue awareness has been on the rise ever since fatigue was found to be a contributing factor in incidents like the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Chernobyl disaster, and the Challenger explosion. Many of today's safety-sensitive workplaces recognize the risk, costs, and dangers associated with workplace fatigue. For example, lost productivity due to fatigue is estimated to cost employers $136 billion a year. (NSC)
Cannabis has been legalized in our state. How do we adjust our drug-testing program to avoid penalizing workers for legal consumption that does not impact their alertness and safety at work?
Drug Testing as an Ineffective Safety Practice Since President Regan’s mandate for drug testing Federal employees in 1988, many private sector employers followed suit, and continue to follow suit, by testing their employees for drug use, especially in safety-sensitive industries like construction and manufacturing, under the impression that drug testing helps create and maintain a […]
The reasons for strong workplace safety programs are obvious: to protect life and limb, to avoid the costs of repairs, to avoid interruptions and obstacles in production, and to avoid citations and fines. But company managers may only appreciate the full cost of incidents only once they have occurred, as they create a domino effect […]
CHANGING SEASONS= CHANGING SAFETY The Mine Safety and Health Administration is promoting a new safety initiative to raise awareness that October is historically the most dangerous month in metal and nonmetal mining. During October, as sites prepare for fall and winter, accident numbers go up, and this trend has been generally true since 2000, and […]
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