OSHA to Delay Enforcement of Electronic Recordkeeping Rule Until November 1, 2016

Contributed by Jonathon Hoag, July 14, 16

This is an update to our July 6, 2016 post regarding OSHA’s plan to enforce new rules concerning post-accident drug and alcohol testing.  In response to a lawsuit filed to block the August 10th implementation of OSHA’s new electronic recordkeeping rule (including the limits on post-accident drug and alcohol testing), OSHA announced yesterday that it will delay enforcement until November 1, 2016. There is no indication that OSHA will back away from its new stance on post-accident drug and alcohol testing, but enforcement will not begin until November 1, 2016.

One thought on “OSHA to Delay Enforcement of Electronic Recordkeeping Rule Until November 1, 2016

  1. Kevin J. Epley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    OSHA’s insistence on recommendations regarding the elimination of post accident-injury drug & alcohol testing is shortsighted and without merit. I challenge producing research & supporting data to their conclusions leading such recommendations.
    Meanwhile, employers such as mine, rely on such testing as part of the accident investigation to reach conclusions and take necessary action to both counsel impacted employees and take additional preventive measures for future accidents. After all, the primary purpose of the Driug-free Workplace Act of 1988 was to keep employees & public safe from the outcomes that result from use & abuse of drugs-alcohol in the workplace.

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