The article describes how employers can guard against drug users in the workplace and against the hiring of drug-using new employees. In the glazing industry, general contractors and construction users are requiring contractors to demonstrate that they have a written drug and alcohol abuse program in effect before they are allowed to perform work on user property. Still others require that all contractor employees be tested for drugs before starting work. This has a domino effect and contractors require subs to have a program that complies with the user's wishes, and subcontractors are demanding the same of their subs as well as suppliers, vendors and inivited guests on a jobsite. Contractor requirements on contracts are described. Workplace drug testing is discussed as well as the fear of litigation this may bring. Steps that an employee can take to reduce chances of hiring applicants who use drugs are discussd. The federal government's view of alcoholism and drug addiction as 'handicaps' in the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Glass Association

    8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 302
    McLean, VA  United States  22102
  • Authors:
    • Wilkinson, B
  • Publication Date: 1987-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 101-104
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00490265
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-040 356
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1989 12:00AM