Title

For Many, Drug Testing is Part of Everyday Work Life: Marijuana Legalization and Opiod Crisis Put Employers on High Alert

Source

Mainebiz

Date

4-24-2017

Pages

10-11

Abstract

The number of employers who test for drugs in the workplace have risen since the first year the Maine Department of Labor began collecting the data in 1993. While less than 1% of those tested for drugs in 2016 tested positive, the legalization of marijuana and the opioid crisis has caused employers to be concerned about drug abuse in the workplace. Statistics, represented in graphical form, are presented on Substance Abuse Testing by Maine Employers, 2016; Testing Employers, 1995-2016; and Substance Abuse Testing Overview, 1995-2016. [graphs]

Subjects

Marijuana, Opioid abuse, Drugs and employees, Employees--Drug testing

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