Trouble Ahead for Post-Accident Drug Testing?

Are employers at risk in their ability to conduct lawful post-accident drug and alcohol tests?

Maybe.

At least that is the answer for the many employers who are subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s recordkeeping rule (29 CFR Part 1904).

OSHA, in a “Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” published recently in the Federal Register, announced that it is considering clarifying a requirement that employee reporting of occupational injuries and illnesses be “reasonable and not unduly burdensome,” by prohibiting employers from disciplining or taking “adverse action” against employees for reporting injuries and illnesses to their employers under the recordkeeping rule.

Government Affairs

Here you will find information pertaining to the public affairs efforts of MBI. A majority of our Government Affairs agenda consists of lobbying efforts. However, you will see that other components consist of coalition efforts, communications and our political action committee (i.e. MBI-PAC). MBI is seen as one of the premiere business associations in the state. This is made evident not only from MBI's presence at the State Capitol, but also at the county, city, and local levels. MBI's government affairs program is focused on an agenda that is pro-business and pro-construction. Our efforts advocate the prudent use of taxpayers' dollars in the procurement of public projects, as well as, maintaining the integrity of the construction industry as a vital role in commerce. MBI's Lobbying Team consists of Scott Norvell and Chad Kleppe. These two individuals ensure that MBI has a full time presence at the Iowa Capitol, as well as an ever increasing presence at local governmental levels. 

Links of Interest

 

Chad Kleppe

Director of Public Affairs
(515) 657-4382