Tag: employee performance

It May Be Legal, but Is It Safe? Prescription and OTC Medications at Work

If you’re like most employers, you’re concerned about the illicit use of alcohol and drugs on the job and how it affects safety. You may even drug-test your employees. But it’s not just the illegal use of drugs that can affect safety in your workplace—prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, and even herbal remedies can compromise […]

Substance Abuse in the Workplace: Does Your Company Have a Problem?

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to think about substance abuse in the workplace. According to the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, more than 18 million individuals (8.5% of Americans) suffer from alcohol-use disorders. Millions more abuse drugs—both street and prescription drugs. Because many substance abusers are also […]

Clarifying OSHA’s Annual Training Requirements

The end of the year is a good time to clarify OSHA’s interpretation of training requirements and what is expected when training must be conducted “at least annually.” In today’s Advisor, we get expert guidance from BLR’s safety editors. "Wherever OSHA standards require that employee training be conducted ‘at least annually,’ OSHA interprets that to […]