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What you need to know about drug testing in the workplace

How to protect your job, your career, and your reputation

by Andrea Huxford

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  • 9 Currently reading

Published by Steinhatchee Trading Co .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drug testing,
  • Drugs and employment,
  • Employees,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    Number of Pages45
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11707106M
    ISBN 100964194074
    ISBN 109780964194076
    OCLC/WorldCa31198706

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What you need to know about drug testing in the workplace by Andrea Huxford Download PDF EPUB FB2

OSHA’s ruling states that employers can’t deter proper incident reporting, or retaliate against employees for reporting an injury in the workplace. OSHA believes that if you have a policy that automatically calls for drug testing after every accident or injury, you are in violation of their law.

Drug testing in the workplace has been a controversial measure, weighing productivity and the safety of the workers and those for whom they are responsible against an individual's right to privacy, but it has resulted in increased public awareness.

Drug testing is a procedure used to identify illegal and prescription drugs in someone's system. Some organizations drug test potential employees and perform routine screenings. This is especially true of industries in which drugs may affect safety and : Laura Berlinsky-Schine.

This writing will go in-depth to explain the backgrounds of the major drug categories that organizations test for, how the concept of drug testing has evolved over the years, and what the future of this process looks like. Here is everything you need to know about workplace drug testing in the United States.

You can openly refuse to take a drug test at work, but you will lose your job. What you need to know about drug testing in the workplace book tests are legal, and you will not have much to do legally if a company terminated or denied you a job because you refused to submit a drug test.

There are various reasons as to why you can refuse to take a drug test, but be careful to weigh how your decision will affect your employment. Drug testing helps the employer determine if any of the employees or job applicants are using drugs. Nevertheless, based on state law and company policy, drug testing may be done prior to making a job offer, or as a contingency for an offer.

Know the rules around workplace drug testing by heart. Conducting a workplace drug test is more than just asking a person to pee in a cup or open his mouth for a swab, and getting it to a laboratory. There is a correct chain of custody to follow. The workplace drug policy should also clearly state the steps that need to be taken if and when someone tests positive for drug use.

The policy should also be reiterated on a regular basis, especially during the holidays, when workers are out on parties and are even more likely to imbibe alcohol and, in the case of some, take drugs. On the employer side, drug testing is an effective way to test prospective employees for drug use or detect recent use of illicit or prescription drugs and alcohol.

Drug testing can also help employers benefit from better insurance rates on policies such as worker's compensation. Pre-Employment Drug Testing. The primary reason that employers want to maintain a drug-free workplace is to limit the negative effects that drug abuse can have on an organization.

While current employees can and are drug tested, it is more common for employers to use pre-employment drug testing. Drug Testing in the Workplace: What You Need to Know. As I’ve said many times in this blog, drug use at work can seriously impact job performance and risk the lives of others.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence estimates that drug abuse costs. Know which test you need to use Employers can either use an oral drug test, which is a saliva test, or a urine test. Collins said that the urine test will detect particular drugs for longer periods that are in a person’s system, so it’s detecting for recreational use, as opposed to being fit for work.

What goes on in a drug test. How accurate are these in detecting evidence What you need to know about drug testing in the workplace book prove whether or not an individual is into certain drugs. If you were recently asked by your employer to undergo a drug test, or if you were a business owner who wanted to use drug tests as one of the criteria for accepting new recruits, there are some very basic things you need to know about it.

Employer Handbook. If you employ safety-sensitive workers who must have Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol tests, or you manage a DOT drug or alcohol testing program, this publication can help you understand how to run an excellent program that meets DOT requirements.

Testing Applicants. Generally speaking, state laws typically allow employers to test applicants for drugs. However, the employer must follow the state's rules about providing notice and following procedures intended to prevent discrimination and inaccurate samples.

Regardless of where your company is in its drug testing program, there are some important facts every employer should know. Voluntary Employee Drug Testing.

Employee drug testing has become increasingly popular as a means to improve workplace productivity and safety.

Studies indicate that employees who use drugs or alcohol on the job are more likely than their sober Author: Tonya Parker. Workplace Drug Testing: What You Need to Know. Substance abuse continues to have a negative impact on the U.S. economy through lost workplace productivity, increased accidents, injuries, employee absenteeism, low morale and huge healthcare costs.

If you are planning to implement a drug testing procedure for your workplace or are preparing to take part in a test (as required for your workplace), you need to keep several legal matters in mind. For example, did you know that drug testing is not permitted in every U.S.

state. Many employers have had drug testing programs in place for years, and in most cases, they have been relatively successful in keeping drugs, including marijuana, out of the workplace. In the near future, employer drug-testing policies will be challenged more than ever before.

While most employers that utilize drug testing continue to use post-accident and probable cause testing, some employers, especially in.

Facts You Need to Know About Drug Testing in The Workplace 1. FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRUG TESTING IN THE WORKPLACE Drug Abuse Control 2.

DRUG TESTING IN THE WORKPLACE As part of the prerequisites in a job hiring process, someone may undergo a drug testing. If you're curious about workplace drug testing, learn how workplace drug test kits can benefit your industry, no matter what environment you work in. Discover the pros and cons of different drug testing methods, legal information on drug testing in the workplace, and how to save money on drug test kits.

Drug testing is only one component of a comprehensive drug-free workplace program. What you need is a written policy that clearly outlines the employer expectations regarding abuse. Train your supervisors on the signs and symptoms and their role in enforcing the policy.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Tulacz, Gary. What you need to know about workplace drug testing. [Englewood Cliffs, N.J.]: Maxwell Macmillan, © Some federal contracts and grants may require employers to adopt drug-free workplace policies and possibly even to provide for drug-testing of employees.

Other employers may be under no legal obligation to do testing, but feel it is needed due to reports that some employees may be unsafe due to being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Get this from a library. What you need to know about workplace drug testing. [Gary Tulacz]. Why Workplace Drug Testing Is Needed. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), about percent of the estimated million illicit drug users of ages 18 or older are employed full time or part-time.

Alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and prescription drug abuse can negatively impact the. Some schools, hospitals, and places of employment conduct drug testing. There are a number of ways this can be done, including: pre-employment testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion/cause testing, post-accident testing, return to duty testing, and followup testing.

This usually involves collecting urine samples to test for drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, PCP. Whichever the reason you are subjected to a drug test at the workplace, getting a positive result should not scare you.

There is light at the end of the tunnel and you don’t need to worry. Ebb Tide Treatment centers can help you once your drug test comes back as positive for any drug. Extracted from the Drug Abuse Handbook, 2 nd edition, to give you just the information you need at an affordable price.

Using sample protocols from the transportation and nuclear power industries, Workplace Drug Testing reviews current federal regulations and mandatory guidelines for federal workplace testing programs and demonstrates practical techniques for specimen collection and Format: Hardcover.

Designated drug and alcohol testing service agents that work with employers must also register with the Clearinghouse before they can report information. All commercial drivers must be registered with the Clearinghouse and will receive notification each time their record is : Brad Hestbak.

Drug Testing After a Work Injury: What You Need to Know At times, an employee is faced with the dilemma of having been injured at work and the employer then demands a post-injury drug and alcohol screen. Thus, all workplaces that are (1) federally funded or (2) required to comply with federal regulations regarding the drug testing of workers in safety-sensitive positions must follow the standards of the Drug-Free Workplace Act ofwhich names marijuana as a prohibited substance.

For example, all safety-sensitive employees at the Department. The Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) is the national voice for program managers, laboratories, collection sites, third party administrators and other businesses which are a key part in drug deterrence and detection.

DATIA, formed inis a member association. The need for workplace drug testing has elevated on so many levels, since the problem on drug abuse started taking center stage. These days, drug testing has become more and more acceptable, as the rise in notoriety of drug abuse continues to haunt individuals, families, industries, and entire communities.

Alcohol and other Drug use can have an impact on your work. This video explains the basics of different drug types, and what you need to keep in mind to stay safe at your workplace. This comprehensive text provides clear explanations of the effects of drugs on human performance and the need for workplace drug testing.

It provides essential information on the regulatory and legal frameworks around the world, how to set policies and coverage of all aspects of drug analysis and the associated interpretation of results. What Employees Need to Know About DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing (English) Employee Handbook.

This publication was produced by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to assist safety-sensitive employees subject to workplace drug & alcohol testing in understanding the requirements of 49 CFR Part 40 and certain DOT agency regulations. How drug tests work. Most workplace drug testing involves urine testing.

Urine tests detect a range of prescription and illegal drugs. The process can be completed within 10 to 15 minutes, and the results will be given to you straight away. If the test is positive, the urine sample gets sent away to a lab that can do more detailed tests on it.

He says he wouldn't be surprised if some employers eventually require antibody tests to protect the workplace, like they do with drug tests.

But with the current $ cost, that is. Summary Extracted from the Drug Abuse Handbook, 2 nd edition, to give you just the information you need at an affordable price.

Using sample protocols from the transportation and nuclear power industries, Workplace Drug Testing reviews current federal regulations and mandatory guidelines for federal workplace testing programs and demonstrates practical techniques for specimen collection.

Why drug test Substance abuse – which includes drugs and alcohol – takes a heavy toll on businesses, costing billions of dollars in lost productivity and increased healthcare spending each year.

According to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, % of full-time employees and % of part-time employees aged 18 or older.Post-accident testing, sometimes referred to as “post-incident” testing, is performed after an employee has been involved in a workplace g is used to determine whether drugs were a factor in the incident.

Employers who implement post-accident drug testing must establish objective criteria for how and when testing will occur.Drug testing in NSW – what you need to know Febru Febru Michael Leave a comment While the source may seem questionable (it’s from a website called Junkee!), an online article has provided a good snapshot of what you need to know about drug testing on NSW’s roads, or roads in any state or territory in Australia for.