IPA Talk Forum highly recommends Georgia Pacific, a Top 500 Company as an employer due to its selection of Salvia Drug Testing over urine testing.
Here are some quotes from MRO Today:
http://www.mrotoday.com/mro/archives/ex ... ugTest.htm
As one of the worldÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s leading manufacturers and distributors of tissue, paper, packaging, building products, pulp and related chemicals, Georgia-Pacific has a strong commitment to safety. Part of Georgia-PacificÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s safety model is its drugs-of-abuse testing program, which the 75-year-old company has implemented since the early 1980s.....
Although Georgia-Pacific has been drug testing its staff of 71,000 employees working throughout 600 locations for more than two decades, this past year the company switched to a new innovative oral fluid drugs-of-abuse testing program.
Georgia-Pacific is now using OraSure TechnologiesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Intercept oral fluid drug test, the only FDA-cleared, laboratory-based oral fluid drug testing system that detects the "NIDA-5" drug panel (marijuana, cocaine, opiates, PCP and amphetamines).
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œBefore we knew of Intercept, we relied on urine, blood or breath tests to screen our employees for drug usage,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾ Stone said. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œEveryone is very happy about throwing away those sample cups.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾...
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe conducted an internal study and learned that when an employee went for a urine-based drug test, we lost between two and two-and-half hours of an employeeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s productive time and of the human resources staff memberÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s time because the employee has to be accompanied to the off-site testing location,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾ Stone said. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIntercept allows us to simply test the employee in the human resources office, and within 15 minutes, the employee is back on the job."
Georgia-Pacific also found Intercept test results to be more actionable than urine tests.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIn the past, if employees took a urine test because there was reasonable suspicion for cause, often the results would not show up positive because the drug did not metabolize in their system,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾ Stone said. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œBut with an oral fluid test, you donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t have to wait for the drug to metabolize. We are having tremendous success in identifying positives through Intercept, especially in probable cause situations.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾
Company-wide acceptance of new drug test
The transition of the oral fluid drug test into Georgia-PacificÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s drug testing program was seamless. As a result, Georgia-Pacific has been receiving positive feedback from its human resources team, employees and unions.
IPA commends Georgia Pacific's shy bladder friendly policies and recommends them as an employer to be proud of.