1st risk reduction strategy—make sure your written policy is in compliance with the Alabama DFWP and secure a letter of acceptance from the Alabama DOL;
2nd risk reduction strategy—obtain a written document from your Work Comp carrier, or fund, that you are receiving a premium discount for a program that includes post-accident drug testing;
3rd risk reduction strategy—like the DOT post-accident testing regulations. employers should give consideration to expanding their post-accident definition as evidence that it is not a blanket test, but based on specific objective safety related triggering events; and
4th risk reduction strategy—if an employer has a post-accident reasonable suspicion checklist for supervisors, such would most likely prove on its face that the post-accident test was not a blanket test.