Drug testing at work: a guide for employers & employees

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Ronin Pub., 1990 - Business & Economics - 230 pages
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A comprehensive guide to drug testing, describing how the tests work, legal issues, how to set up a program & steps employees can take to avoid a false positive. Explains tests can & can't determine & how employers can maintain a drug free workplace without violating individual rights. Contains a sample company policy, including all forms. Explains risks to employees. People using over-the-counter medicines can get false positives for narcotics. Tests can reveal personal information such as health problems & pregnancy. Describes techniques people have used to beat the tests, including adulteration, substitutions & flushing. Discusses how legitimate prescriptions have been used & disclosure forms have been completed to hide drug use. Describes alternatives for employees testing positives, including retesting, asking to enter an employee assistance program, as well as the perils of suing. Book includes an extensive bibliography, a detailed index, tables of cross-reactants & detections times, questions for prospective testing labs, & a thorough coverage of the civil rights issues. Authors: Beverly A. Potter, PhD, is a management psychologist & the author of several management books. J. Sebastian Orfali, M.A. has edited & published numerous books on health & controlled substances.

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Potter and Orfali's book on this important topic is a mixed bag. It consists of sometimes inaccurate information on the history and present status of drug use and testing in America (claiming cocaine ... Read full review


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The Social Costs Of Drug Abuse
Drug Use On The Job

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Orfali has published many books on drugs and technology.

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