Seyfarth Events

Workplace Drug Testing: OSHA’s New Standard Interpretation Clarifies the Requirements


Cost: There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern 
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central 
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Pacific 

In 2016, federal OSHA called into question many common workplace drug testing policies that contain post-accident testing provisions, characterizing them as a form of unlawful retaliation. A recent OSHA Standard Interpretation has clarified the final rule and expressly permitted a range of drug-testing policies and practices. We will discuss OSHA’s clarified position and various drug testing laws and provide practical advice for employers with regard to:        

  • Post-accident/incident drug testing
  • Random drug testing
  • Drug testing required by federal DOT agencies

The OSHA Standard Interpretation also abruptly reversed course on safety incentive programs, which we will discuss.  If time permits, we also will provide a brief update on recreational and medical marijuana laws and related trends.

If you have any questions, please contact Cassie Peterson at and reference this event.