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Any OSHA regulatations probiting use of heavy equipment when on pain medication?

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  • Any OSHA regulatations probiting use of heavy equipment when on pain medication?

    It doesn't have to be an OSHA reg. Just any law/reg banning the use of potent pain killers while operating heavy machinery.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Common sense as well as the warnings on the medication is enough for me.

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    • #3
      The only regs I know that ban you from any activity while on certain medications pertain to safety sensitive positions such as commercial driving, airline piolot, etc. The rest is common sense.
      I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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      • #4
        And I would say that something to this effect should be stated in your safety/drug policies. If you don't already have it in your handbook, put it in now!

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        • #5
          I am not aware of a specific OSHA regulation, and it would surprise me if anyone could cite one.

          The "common sense" that Elle is referring to has a name. It's called the OSHA General Duty clause, and in a nutshell, an employer has the duty to provide an employee with a workplace that is free from recognized hazards.

          http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owad...HACT&p_id=3359

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          • #6
            Thank you very much!

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