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
IPA commends Georgia Pacific's shy bladder friendly policies and recommends them as an employer to be proud of.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.