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WHAT COULD BE REASONS TO START A DRUG TESTING PROGRAM AT THE WORKPLACE?

TABLE OF CONTENTS Reasons to start a drug testing program at the workplace.............................................................3 Ways to Prevent Employees from Cheating on a Urine Drug Test………………………………………….……4 Employer’s legal right for requiring drug test……………………………………………………………………………7 Can employers make the employee to take a drug test?...............................................................7 Is there an ideal workplace drug testing policy for dealing substance abuse at work?......................7 Which employees should I include in a random drug testing program?...........................................7 Companies using instant drug testing kits for employee drug testing………………………………..…………8 Distribution of notice before implementing Drug-Free Workplace program……………………..……………8 Common mistakes to avoid in a drug-and alcohol-free workplace program……………………..…………..8 Legal issues employers need to consider………………………………………………………………………………..9 Drug testing detection time periods…………………………………………………………………………….………...10 NIDA 5 Drug testing categories…………………………………………………………………………………….………11 The rising of prescription drugs among employees………………………………………………………………….11

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WHAT COULD BE REASONS TO START A DRUG TESTING PROGRAM AT THE WORKPLACE? Reasons and rights regarding the implementation of drug testing at work may differ by state, industry and by the specifics of the employment agreements in place. Nonetheless, the United States Department of Labor outlined the most common grounds that most employers rely on for introducing drug testing at the workplace, such as:

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deter employees from abusing alcohol and drugs prevent hiring individuals who use illegal drugs be able to identify early and appropriately refer employees who have drug and/or alcohol problems provide a safe workplace for employees protect the general public and instill consumer confidence that employees are working safely comply with State laws or Federal regulations benefit from Workers’ Compensation Premium Discount programs

There are a variety of circumstances under which the employee may be subject to drug testing. Among the most common are the following …

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