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Prescription Drug Use And Abuse In The Workplace: Navigating The Safety Impact And Your Legal And Obligational Risks

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About This Course:
Does your company have a policy and procedure addressing the use and possible abuse of prescription drugs? Many do not, which can lead to legal challenges related to OSHA, FMLA, ADA, and more.

Prescription medications are great for people who suffer pain from injuries or surgery to have a better quality of life when they are used correctly. But painkiller abuse has become a disturbing epidemic in this country, an epidemic that reaches into your workplace.

Employers have the legal responsibility to provide a safe workplace for all employees, and drug use, prescribed or illegal, presents a challenge to employers. Assuring that all employees can, and are, performing job tasks in a safe and critical manner is key not only in protecting all employees but also in managing accident costs such as workers’ compensation, asset damage, and production disruption.

Join us when Susan Desmond, Principal at Jackson Lewis, will teach attendees how they can assure their programs are not only defensibly legal but address real and potential risks in the workplace.

You’ll learn to:
  • Identify typical behavior and signs of someone using/abusing prescription drugs
  • Develop best practices for a prescription drug use/abuse policy for your organization
  • Decide how your EAP should be structured when questionable and unsafe use/abuse situations surface
  • Navigate the legal issues of OSHA, FMLA, ADA, and other regulations related to use/abuse of prescription drugs
  • Implement learning tools to train your management team how to determine whether someone is “under the influence” from prescription drugs
About Your Presenter:

Susan Fahey Desmond, Esp
Principal
Jackson Lewis

Susan Fahey Desmond, Esq. is a shareholder with the law firm of Jackson Lewis which has offices in 54 cities across the country. Ms. Desmond represents management in labor and employment issues. She is a frequent speaker and author with regard to issues facing employers and frequently speaks on issues such as drugs and alcohol in the workplace, medical marijuana, discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ms. Desmond is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers.
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