Drug Testing in the Work Place

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Most employers require passing some kind of drug test to get hired on. They might require a drug test for an accident investigation, or a random drug test. Either way everyone knows they might get drug tested at their place of employment. What is the drug test process? How accurate is that drug test? What drugs will they be looking for? What kinds of drug tests are there? What is the better drug testing method to use? This is what The Better Business Bureau wants to know. Background

The Better Business Bureau has requested information on accurate drug testing, and the types of drugs that are tested in the workplace. BBB wants information regarding if the drug tests are just as accurate with all drugs tested for. The Better Business Bureau uses the information provided to grade a business. They determine if the drug testing companies meet Better Business Bureau accreditation standards. The Better Business Bureau is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1912. It exists to gather and review information on businesses based on the information, and consumer reports that the BBB has received, and give the business a grade. The Better Business Bureau grades businesses with letter grades from A+ (highest) to F (lowest). The BBB will usually explain the major reasons that raised or lowered a business’ grade. The consumers then utilize this information to decide if they want to do business with a certain business. Consumers are also the ones who generally file reports, and complaints to the Better Business Bureau about a business.

The goal for the Better Business Bureau is to review drug testing companies and to give them a grade for consumers, such as business’ that are on the market for a drug screening company. The Better Business Bureau wants information on which drugs are tested for, and how accurate those drug tests are. The BBB is gathering information to rate the top businesses in drug testing. The Better Business Bureau wants information on which drugs are tested for, and how accurate those drug tests are. The BBB is gathering information to rate the top businesses in drug testing. The goal for the Better Business Bureau is to review accurate drug screenings of drug testing companies and give them a grade for consumers, such as business’ that are on the market for a drug screening company. (Better Business Bureau. Web.) Discussion of Findings

The results of this research indicate the findings of what types of drug tests there are. It will also show how each test is done, and which ones are commonly used and why. It shows which drug testing procedure is the most accurate method to use. The research will show the direct and indirect benefits of drug testing in the work place. The research findings fall into multiple categories such as: (1) types of drug testing, (2)Accuracy of each of the types of drug testing, and what drugs are employees testing most positive for (3) Pros and cons of drug testing in the work place, (4) costs of drug testing for employers. Reasons and Types of Drug Testing

There are multiple reasons for drug screenings, and a number of ways they can be done, including: pre-employment testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion/cause testing, post-accident testing, return to duty testing, and follow up testing. Shown in the figure, Detection Periods is the different types of drug testing, how long each drug may stay in your system depending on the method used, and what drugs may the drug test detect. Substance| Blood| Saliva| Sweat| Urine| Hair|

Alcohol| 12 hours| 6-12 hours| Unknown| 6-24 hours (5days with ETG)| N/A| Amphetamine| 12 hours| 3 days| Unknown| 1-4 days| Up to 90 days| Barbiturates| Unknown| Unknown| Unknown| 1-21 days| Unknown| Benzodiazepines| Unknown| Unknown| Unknown| 1-42 days| Unknown| Cannabis (single use)| 2-3 days| 12-24 hours| Unknown| 2-3 days| Up to 90 days| Cannabis (habitual use)| 2 weeks|...
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