|Document ID (ISN)||101408|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0047-2379 - Journal of Drug Education
|Convention or series no.
||Gerber J.K., Yacoubian G.S.
||An assessment of drug testing within the construction industry
||2002, Vol.32, No.1, p.53-68. Illus. 14 ref.
||Drug testing in the workplace has become widespread during the past two decades, particularly in the construction industry. High rates of alcohol and other drug use, coupled with the high-risk, safety-sensitive nature of the industry, have prompted the development of a variety of drug surveillance and prevention strategies. Despite these efforts, little research has been published on the impact of drug-related policies in the construction industry. This paper reviews the effectiveness of workplace drug-testing programmes in reducing injury rates within the construction industry. Analyses indicate that companies with drug-testing programmes experienced a 51% reduction in accident rates within two years of implementation. Policy implications are discussed in light of the current findings.
||drug dependence; medical supervision; safety programmes; construction industry
||compensation of occupational diseases; frequency rates; programme evaluation; injuries
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Alcohol and drug abuse
Construction industry and civil engineering