Substance Abuse Surveillance Among Construction Workers: A Proof of Concept Alternative Approach

Substance Abuse Surveillance Among Construction Workers: A Proof of Concept Alternative Approach LETTER TO THE EDITOR Readers are invited to submit letters for publication in this department. Submit letters online at http://joem.edmgr.com. Choose ‘‘Submit New Manuscript.’’ A signed copyright assignment and financial disclosure form must be submitted with the letter. Form available at www.joem.org under Author and Reviewer information. research on the relationship between drug weekday in November 2017. The construc- Substance Abuse use and related measures including work- tion worksite is fenced across the entire site physical exposures, mental health, perimeter and accessible to construction Surveillance Among work-related injuries, productivity, work- workers only. Using universal precautions site safety behaviors, and return to work our team collected the bottles off the ground Construction Workers: following an injury. Despite these critical during two regular mid-morning construc- A Proof of Concept research gaps and data needs, securing tion site walkthrough with the safety man- voluntary biological samples from workers ager, labeled each bottle with a study Alternative Approach at the jobsite for drug screening can be number, placed a Crystaline-II temperature difficult. Construction workers can be sticker at the base of the bottle, and placed a reluctant to disclose drug use information multistix Siemens urinalysis test strip in To the Editor: or provide http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Wolters Kluwer Health

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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Copyright © 2018 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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1076-2752
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1536-5948
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10.1097/JOM.0000000000001275
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Readers are invited to submit letters for publication in this department. Submit letters online at http://joem.edmgr.com. Choose ‘‘Submit New Manuscript.’’ A signed copyright assignment and financial disclosure form must be submitted with the letter. Form available at www.joem.org under Author and Reviewer information. research on the relationship between drug weekday in November 2017. The construc- Substance Abuse use and related measures including work- tion worksite is fenced across the entire site physical exposures, mental health, perimeter and accessible to construction Surveillance Among work-related injuries, productivity, work- workers only. Using universal precautions site safety behaviors, and return to work our team collected the bottles off the ground Construction Workers: following an injury. Despite these critical during two regular mid-morning construc- A Proof of Concept research gaps and data needs, securing tion site walkthrough with the safety man- voluntary biological samples from workers ager, labeled each bottle with a study Alternative Approach at the jobsite for drug screening can be number, placed a Crystaline-II temperature difficult. Construction workers can be sticker at the base of the bottle, and placed a reluctant to disclose drug use information multistix Siemens urinalysis test strip in To the Editor: or provide

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Journal of Occupational and Environmental MedicineWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Mar 1, 2018

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