Regardless of these unfounded accusations by opponents, the fact remains that drug testing is essential to a safe and productive drug-free work environment. What in the end do we have to fear of drug testing? Well, quite frankly, the drug-free have absolutely nothing to fear aside from temporary embarrassment, while the drug users have absolutely everything to fear, most importantly their job. It is this very idea that brings up one of the first advantages of drug testing, that of saving lives. According to Grimsley, a staff writer from the Washington Post, “The risk of failing a drug test may actually cause some workers to give up illegal drugs entirely, particularly if they have just used them recreationally, and prods others to recognize they have a substance-abuse problem and seek help through company-provided employee assistance programs” (Grimsley 3).
Which it will affect the company financially once employees gets hurt on their job. An employee who is not a drug abuser can really benefit a company by not causing trouble for themselves getting hurt in the company and also the business not being reliable for anything that is caused by the employee; who was not responsible. Another example is that reports confirm that 80% of those injured in “serious drug related accidents are innocent coworkers.” And after it began requiring accidents drug
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This medication has been outlawed by the government since 1990 as a Schedule I illegal drug because it was said to be harmful and addictive (Issues). Little did the government know the full beneficial potential that medical marijuana possess and all of the positive outcomes that this medication can bring (Issues). This plant has a bright future in healthcare and it deserves to be given a fair chance in the medical field. Many known statistics along with a large amount of scie... ... middle of paper ... ...s. 05 Nov. 2013: D7. eLibrary Science.
When Tylenol discovered there was a global catastrophe, in the breach of their medication they recalled the batch prior and after, plus issued an immediate statement on the process, until the finding facts, subsequently, not putting the product on the shelves until everything was resolved (Baker, 2015). Tammy A S. Kohl (2012) wrote about a recent study performed by the Institute of Business Ethics found that companies displaying a clear commitment to ethical conduct consistently outperform companies that do not display ethical conduct (Kohl,
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The government attempted to cease the use of illegal drugs in the workplace while assisting businesses with proper policies and laws to help eliminate the loss in which they have accrued. In attempt to cease the drug abuse in the workplace, the government enacted the Dug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (DFWA) which mandated some Federal contractors and all Federal grantees to agree in providing a drug free workplace in order to receive any types of contracts or grants from a Federal Agency. The DFWA applies and directly affects any organization and federal contractors who are awarded a contract by any federal agency. Any organization or company in agreement with the DFWA is required to run a drug free workplace before obtaining any contract, post antidrug use policies and provide training to its employees, and must go through a drug free certification process in order to receive the grants (Jeanty, n.d.). According to the guidelines under the DFWA, any grant or federal funded organization must update their current policies to implement the drug free workplace requirements as well as develop awareness programs which address the potential use of dr... ... middle of paper ... ... violation of the Fourth Amendment.
Drug testing should not be in the workplace since it does not measure on the job impairment, do not prevent accidents and is an invasion of privacy. There is no clear evidence that drug testing at work has a significant deterrent effect. Drug testing is not a measure of current intoxication and will reveal information about drug use that can have no impact on safety, productivity or performance. Drug testing is designed to detect and punish conduct that is usually engaged in off-duty and off the employer's premises - that is, in private. Employers who conduct random drug tests on workers who are not suspected of using drugs are policing private behavior that has no impact on job performance.
In an effort to make drug testing for employees of the federal government more accurate, to deter false positives and false negatives it has been suggested to use alternative methods of testing. The Associated Press reported a movement by the federal government to "overhaul its employee drug testing program". (TAP, pg 1) Currently, the government tests its employees during the pre-employment selection and when accidents occur on the job. Both instances use urine testing and this particular test in not 99.99% guaranteed to show true results; when the drug was consumed or how much is currently in the employees system. The federal government is looking to lower cost and also prevent persons who are tested from being able to use the "cheat" (TAP, pg 1) method.