President Trump has allowed states to continue to enact and broaden legalized marijuana use in conflict with federal law. His position on legalizing marijuana use nationally or removing it from the federally controlled substances list remains unclear. When it comes to employers’ rights to maintain drug-free workplaces, President Trump reconfigured an Obama Administration OSHA policy that broadly limited contractors’ ability to conduct post-incident employee drug testing to ensure safe workplaces.
The Trump Administration OSHA has opted against issuing a coronavirus Emergency Temporary Standard to date and placed an infectious disease standard rulemaking under a longer-term action for consideration.
President Trump repealed an OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping rule that would make contractors liable for records in their OSHA logs dating back five-and-a-half years instead of six months.