On Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 1 PM Eastern, join Jordan B. Schwartz and Lindsay A. DiSalvo of the law firm Conn Maciel Carey for a complimentary webinar: “OSHA and the ADA: How Two Labor Laws Align and Diverge.”
OSHA guidance states that “if an employee can perform their job functions in a manner which does not pose a safety hazard to themselves or others, the fact they have a disability is irrelevant.” But under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it can be difficult to determine when and how to accommodate a disability while also protecting safety of disabled employees and their co-workers. This assessment is further complicated when employers are unaware a disability may cause or contribute to a workplace hazard. It is important to understand the law in this context, especially due to America’s aging workforce.
The ADA also requires medical information related to a disability be kept confidential, yet OSHA mandates certain information be provided on OSHA injuries and illness recordkeeping Logs. A disability may also impact whether and how an injury is recorded. Likewise, both the ADA and OSHA rules impact employee drug testing and handling drug test information. Therefore, it is critical for employers to understand the intersection between the ADA and OSHA.
During this webinar, participants will learn:
- ADA requirements for disability accommodation, and how to evaluate accommodations in the context of safety concerns
- How to address unsafe conditions or performance related to an employee disability
- Best practices to foster safety with an aging workforce
- ADA and OSHA compliant responses to suspected employee drug or alcohol use
- Injury and illness recordkeeping related to employee disabilities
Click here to register for this webinar.
At long last, the December 4th webinar will be the 12th and final webinar event in Conn Maciel Carey’s 2018 OSHA Webinar Series. If you missed any of our prior webinars in the 2018 series, or any webinars from past years’ OSHA Webinar Series, here is a link Conn Maciel Carey’s webinar archive.
We are excited to announce that Conn Maciel Carey’s OSHA Webinar Series will continue in 2019, and we have planned another exciting year of free, monthly OSHA webinars. Click here to view our full schedule, detailed program descriptions, and individual registration pages for the upcoming webinars in the 2019 OSHA Webinar Series. To register for the entire 2019 series, click here to send an email request, and we will automatically register you.