|Titre :||A snapshot of workplace drug testing in the UK|
|Auteurs :||S. GEORGE|
|Type de document :||Périodique|
|Année de publication :||2005|
|Note générale :||
Occupational Medicine, 2005, 55, (1), 69-71
|Discipline :||SAN (Santé publique / Public health)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEDEPISTAGE ; PRODUIT ILLICITE ; TEST ; MILIEU PROFESSIONNEL
BACKGROUND: There is a growing trend towards workplace drug testing in the UK, but there is little published data associated with this work. AIM: This survey reviews our findings from workplace drug testing in comparison with the results obtained from routine illicit drug monitoring. METHODS: The results of the analysis of 1617 specimens from 82 workplace drug testing sources and 12,281 submitted from drug dependency units were collated and compared. RESULTS: Workplace specimens were found to be positive for amphetamines, benzodiazepines, cannabis, cocaine and heroin. CONCLUSIONS: The data presented here suggest that a regular monitoring is required to discern the true extent of drug use in the workplace, especially in safety critical areas.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||10|
Regional Laboratory for Toxicology, City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham B18 7QH. Email : Stephen.George@swbh.nhs.uk
Royaume-Uni. United Kingdom.
|Centre Emetteur :||13 OFDT|