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Researcher Doubts Usefulness of Drug Tests for Some Workers Working -- By Gail A. Chaloupka The Idaho Business Review May 15, 2000 Drug testing in the workplace is becoming pervasive in our society. A survey conducted by the American Management Association (AMA) found that over 70 percent of surveyed employers test current employees for drugs. This was an increase of 3.7 percent over the year before. Many employers test because they are required by government laws or regulations to do so. Over two-thirds of employers in the transportation industry test their employees, in comparison to one third of manufacturing companies and retailers who engage in drug testing. At the same time, the number of employees who test positive for drugs declined from 8.1 percent in 1989 to 1.9 percent in 1994. Many employers drug test their employees because they are afraid not to. Companies are fearful that employees who use drugs are less safe. The Hazelton Foundation found that employers reported that the most significant impact of drug use on
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course GEN BUS 202 taught by Professor Parks during the Fall '11 term at Boise State.

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Researcher_Doubts_Usefulness_Word (1) - Researcher Doubts...

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