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This topic covers the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), as well as the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.

The ADA prohibits private employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against a qualified individual with a disability. Covered employers must provide reasonable accommodations to such individuals unless these accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the employer’s business. Accommodations can include adjustments to job tasks and the working environment as well as provisions for assisting individuals with disabilities during emergencies and evacuations.

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Regulatory Analysis ADA  National
Audio Presentations ADA - What Supervisors Need to Know  National
Meetings ADA and Safety (Word)  National
Quizzes ADA and Safety (Word)  National
Handouts ADA: What Supervisors Need to Know (PDF)  National
Training Exercises ADA: What Supervisors Need to Know (PDF)  National
Training Exercises ADA: What Supervisors Need to Know (PDF)  National
Trainer's Guides ADA: What Supervisors Need to Know (PDF)  National
Handouts Americans with Disabilities Act (PDF)  National
Quizzes Americans with Disabilities Act (PDF)  National
Trainer's Outlines Americans with Disabilities Act (PDF) [OSHA Training System] (long outline)  National
PowerPoints Americans with Disabilities Act (PPT)  National
Quizzes Americans with Disabilities Act (Word)  National
Policies Americans with Disabilities Act Reasonable Accommodation Policy  National
Speaker's Notes Americans with Disabilities Act Safety Trainer's Outline - Script View  National
Case Studies Can Prescription Drug Use Bar Employment?  National
Case Studies Can You Fire a Worker Who Can't Work Regular Shifts Because of a Disability?  National
Interpretations Employment of individuals with disabilities. 04/21/1992National
Training Tips Going to the dogs! Train employees about guide dogs in the workplace  National
Case Studies How Far Do You Need to Go to Accommodate Work-Related Disabilities?  National
Questions & Answers If we have no ADA employees, do we have to have an evacuation plan for one and is it required by OSHA? 06/12/2017National
Case Studies Is a Worker 'Regarded As' Disabled Protected by the Disability Laws?  National
Case Studies Must You Accommodate an Employee with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?  National
Case Studies Must You Bend Over Backwards to Accommodate a Disabled Employee?  National
Case Studies Must You Hire An Employee Who Is A Danger to Himself?  National
Case Studies Must You Provide a New Job Duty for a Disabled Employee?  National
Handouts Preventing Discrimination (PDF)  National
Quizzes Preventing Discrimination (PDF)  National
Trainer's Outlines Preventing Discrimination (PDF) [OSHA Training System] (long outline)  National
Policies Return-to-Work Policies (Word)  National
Training Tips The Ability to Be Safe  National
Case Studies What Are the 'Essential Functions' of a Job (and Why Does It Matter)?  National
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