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NCJ Number: 128304 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Testing at Work: A Guide for Employers and Employees
Author(s): B Potter; S Orfali
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 240
Sponsoring Agency: Rondin Publishing, Inc
Berkeley, CA 94701
Publication Number: ISBN 0-914171-32-1
Sale Source: Rondin Publishing, Inc
P.O. Box 1035
Berkeley, CA 94701
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text explains how to train supervisors in both the public and private sectors to identify employees who use drugs, to use drug testing where appropriate, and how to educate employees about the plan established by the employer.
Abstract: An overview describes the social history of alcohol and other drugs and their impact on the workplace emphasizing that legal drugs such as alcohol and tobacco cost industry more money that do highly publicized illicit drugs such as cocaine. The text then reviews drug testing methodology and the legal issues of drug testing including employer liability and the right to privacy. Additional sections present guidelines for employers on establishing a drug program and drug testing policy including the use of employee assistance programs and ways to prevent drug abuse without testing. Tables, photographs, sample policy statements, index, and 248 references
Main Term(s): Substance abuse in the workplace
Index Term(s): Employee drug testing; Employer-employee relations
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