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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) — Expecting the unexpected from your employees

Lawton Employer Council Meeting
Nathan Whatley
Nathan Whatley

As the federal agency charged with assuring safe and healthy working environments for employees, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for conducting on-site inspections of workplaces to ensure compliance with OSHA requirements and to help employers and workers reduce on-the-job hazards and prevent injuries.

Speaking at the July 2017 Lawton Employer Council Meeting, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Nathan Whatley walks employers through the OSHA on-site inspection process, reviews the employer’s right to conduct drug testing to ensure a safer workplace, and reviews important details of the Oklahoma Standards for Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing Act. His topics include:

  • Employee, employer and OSHA rights during an inspection
  • Review of OSHA’ whistleblower statutes
  • Employer practices, including incentive programs, that OSHA deems to discourage employee reports of injuries
  • Important reasons why employers should conduct post-accident drug testing
  • OSHA’s updated guidance on post-accident drug testing and what it means for employers
  • Tips for reviewing internal procedures and revising drug and alcohol testing policies
July 18, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn
Lawton, Oklahoma