Generation Rx In The Workplace

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Prescription Drug Abuse in the Workplace

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  • 1. Drug Free Workplace Generation RX in the Workplace S&L Onsite Services (205) 590-1024
  • 2. “ Generation RX” in the Workplace
    • Basics
    • Workplace Drug Testing
    • The NEW drug abuser
  • 3. BASICS Drug Free Workplace
  • 4. Basics - Policy
    • Policy statement (include state and federal laws)
    • Drugs to be tested for
    • Reasons for testing or Test Types
    • EAP programs
    • Supervisor and Employee training
    • Consequences
  • 5. Basics – Drug Testing
    • 5 panel vs 10 Panel
      • 5: Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates, Amphetamines, PCP
      • 10: adds Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Propoxyphene, Methadone, Methaqualone
    • Expanded Testing
      • Ecstasy and Expanded Opiates
  • 6. Basics – Drug Testing
    • Urine – Laboratory (Multi-panels)
      • 1 to 4 days, marijuana up to 30 days
    • Urine – Instant (Multi-panels)
      • Over the counter medications
    • Oral Fluid (5 panel)
      • 1 to 24 hours, no marijuana positives
    • Hair (5 panel)
      • 1 week to 90 days
    • Alcohol
      • Breath or saliva
  • 7. Basics – Test Types
    • Pre-Employment
    • Post Accident
    • Reasonable Suspicion (Expanded Testing)
    • Post Accident
    • Return to Duty / Follow Up
  • 8. Basics – Process
    • Collection
    • Testing
    • Medical Review Officer (no mro on AT)
    • Reporting
    • Record Keeping
  • 9. WORKPLACE DRUG TESTING What you need to know
  • 10. Workplace Drug Testing
    • Who is your “DER”
    • Know your service provider
    • Consider onsite services for group testing
    • Request qualifications of providers
    • Consider Background Investigations when hiring
  • 11. Workplace Drug Testing
    • Industry specific
      • Urine lab is “Standard”
      • Urine instant is cost effective, confirmation needed
      • Oral Fluid is easy but not effective for testing for marijuana
      • Hair is expensive but good for history of drug use
  • 12. Workplace Drug Testing
    • Important Aspects of a Drug Free Workplace
    • Cultural Change
    • Policy with notice
    • Education
    • Safety concerns (employees with prescriptions and expanded testing for reasonable suspicion and/or post accidents)
    • Treatment (EAP / SAP list)
  • 13. GENERATION RX The NEW drug abuser is coming to a workplace near you!
  • 14. GENERATION RX
    • Everyday 2,500 youth age 12 to 17 abuse a pain reliever for the very first time.
    • In 2006, more than 2.1 million teens ages 12 to 17 reported abusing prescription drugs.
    • 70% obtained from friend or relative
    • *Source: SAMHSA, 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
  • 15. GENERATION RX
    • Abused Substances
    • Painkillers: Vicodin, Oxycontin, Percocet, Tylenol with Codeine (Opiates/Expanded Opiates) / Darvon (Propoxyphene)
    • Depressants: Xanax, Valium (Benzodiazepines)
    • Stimulants: Adderall (Amphetamines) / Pentobarbital, Phenobarbital (Barbiturates)
  • 16. GENERATION RX
    • Effects
    • Painkillers: Pain relief, nausea, constipation, euphoria, drowsiness, sedation
    • Depressants: Drowsiness, reduced pain and anxiety, impaired coordination
    • Stimulants: Increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, high energy, reduced appetite
  • 17. GENERATION RX
    • What type of testing for the new generation?
    • 10 Panel – Benzodiazepines, Opiates (codeine/morphine), Barbiturates, Amphetamines
    • Expanded Opiates (Hydrocodone, Oxycodone)
  • 18. Thank You Visit www.slonsites.com Or www.mobiletesting.net Email: [email_address]