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1st Edition

Substance Abuse in the Workplace

ISBN 9780367449094
Published June 30, 2020 by CRC Press
224 Pages

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Book Description

Substance Abuse in the Workplace makes a valuable contribution to the national movement to help stem the tide of drug abuse. The book begins with the history of substance abuse, continues with a discussion of how the human body functions normally or under the influence of chemicals, and follows with a toxicological description of the more common chemicals abused today in America. It discusses ways to help the abuser through identification and assistance programs and also covers the laws involved.
The broad audience for Substance Abuse in the Workplace is includes middle and upper management, labor leaders, industrial hygienists, safety personnel, and workers.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Brief History of Substance Abuse. How the Human Body Works. Chemistry of Medicinal Substances. Toxicology of Chemical Substances. Interactions with Occupational or Environmental Chemicals. Identification of the Chemical Substance Abuser Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). Laws and Regulations Governing Substance Abuse. Substance Abuse in Specific Work Settings. A Final Word. Appendices: Chronology of Drug Abuse; Glossary of Terms and Slang References; Contacts and Telephone Numbers for Help; Procedures for Setting Up Drug Testing Program; Model Drug-Free Workplace Program Documents; The Employee Assistance Program. Index.

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