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NCJ Number: 149575 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Testing in the Workplace: Research Advances in Alcohol and Drug Problems, Volume 11
Editor(s): S Macdonald; P Roman
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 355
Sponsoring Agency: Plenum Press
New York, NY 10013
Publication Number: ISBN 0-306-44557-3
Sale Source: Plenum Press
233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book examines the broad contours of drug testing in the workplace in terms of research findings and perspectives.
Abstract: The 15 chapters are grouped into two parts: research findings (Part I) and perspectives on drug testing (Part II). Research findings are presented under the topics of drugs in the workplace, drug testing programs, legal issues, and other workplace programs. The two chapters that discuss perspectives on drug testing focus on labor union perspectives and sociological perspectives. Some of the issues addressed in the book are the costs of alcohol and drug use in the workplace, what drug testing can reveal about an employee, whether drug tests are accurate and reliable, the effectiveness of drug screening programs, and the consequences of drug testing in the workplace. Other topics discussed are how to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of testing, the legal implications of testing, alternative approaches that can be used in the workplace, labor union attitudes toward the various issues of drug testing, and the sociological implications of drug testing. Chapter references and a subject index
Main Term(s): Employee drug testing
Index Term(s): Alcohol consumption analysis; Drug testing; Employee assistance programs; Substance abuse in the workplace
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