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i_am_a_slacker wrote in girlsmoke

I could not believe I heard this and just wanted to share it with you guys.

I was in my car yesterday listening to talk radio (i'm a political junkie), but the only radio station is conservative right wing bullshit. I was listening to the hour where people call in, and this REDNECK republican dude called in, talking about the first thing we need to do was stop drug testing for employment. He was saying that you should only be tested for the level of intoxication (to see if you're high/drunk at work). I thought my car was going to hit the floor when the talk show host agreed with him, stating it's unconstitutional. I was like WOW...

I was so shocked to hear that. I'm all for no drug testing for work. That would solve all my fucking problems.

Also, for those who have a myspace my have noticed but NORML is running a campaign to vote for marijuana reform on the website www.change.org   right now this topic is leading. HELP VOTE! They will submit the highest voted idea to Obama at some big press conference sometime after jan. 15. JAN 15 IS THE LAST DAY TO VOTE!!


Peace out Girl Scouts
-Shonda

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Having spent 5 years in the medical field, I am NOT against drug testing. Because employees were intoxicated, I've seen patients dropped when being moved (resulted in severe injuries), sensitive information not being properly concealed, etc.

While I don't think its necessary in some fields to worry about drug testing, in some, it needs to remain mandatory.


I see your point as far as medial testing. I feel that if you are going to partake in anyrecreational drug use, then you should do it on your own time, in your own home. I will admit your surgeon or nurse taking blood high is a frightening thought. But in any job, career, or whatever, you should NEVER be intoxicated on anything at work. I know that people will abuse it, but that's how I feel. Thanks for your reply.

You are absolutely right. LOL, "recreational" use should be just that.

I am in love with your icon.

I'm a "redneck republican" and I agree with the caller in most cases. Businesses should have a right to drug test, but I'm against businesses actually doing it.

In some cases, it's an OSHA requirement, however, and violating OSHA causes fines and loss of licenses. That's a whole other issue all together.

Could you explain what OSHA is. And don't be ofended by my term please. :) thanks for the reply!

OSHA is a government agency that meddles in private business under the guise of "safety", see below:

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http://www.osha.gov/

http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/osha-faq.html

What is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's mission?

OSHA's mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. Since the agency was created in 1971, occupational deaths have been cut by 62% and injuries have declined by 42%.

How and when was OSHA created?

Congress created OSHA under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which was signed by President Richard M. Nixon on December 29, 1970.

How many work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths occur each year in the United States?

In 2005, there were 4.2 million occupational injuries and illnesses among U.S. employees. Approximately 4.6 of every 100 employees experienced a job-related injury or illness, and in 2006, 5,703 employees lost their lives on the job. For more information, go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Website, Safety and Health Statistics page.

Enforcement

What is OSHA's budget, and how many inspectors does the agency have?

OSHA's budget for Fiscal Year 2007 is $486.9 million. The agency has a staff of 2,150, including 1,100 inspectors.

How many inspections does OSHA conduct each year?

OSHA inspected 38,579 workplaces during Fiscal Year 2006. The agency plans to conduct 37,700 inspections in FY 2007. The 26 states running their own OSHA programs conducted an additional 58,058 inspections in FY 2006.

What are OSHA's inspection priorities?

Top priority are reports of imminent dangers-accidents about to happen; second are fatalities or accidents serious enough to send three or more employees to the hospital. Third are employee complaints. Referrals from other government agencies are fourth. Fifth are targeted inspections-such as the Site Specific Targeting Program, which focuses on employers that report high injury and illness rates, and special emphasis programs that zero in on hazardous work such as trenching or equipment such as mechanical power presses. Follow-up inspections are the final priority.

What's the penalty for violating an OSHA standard?

OSHA penalties range from $0 to $70,000, depending upon how likely the violation is to result in serious harm to employees. Other-than-serious violations often carry no penalties but may result in penalties of up to $7,000. Serious violations may have penalties up to $7,000. Repeat and willful violations may have penalties as high as $70,000. Penalties may be discounted if an employer has a small number of employees, has demonstrated good faith, or has few or no previous violations. For more information on OSHA penalties, see Section 17 of the OSH Act or information on penalties in the OSHA Publication All About OSHA {PDF File}.


...and so on...

That would be awesome. I had to remain sober for months for my job.
But it was worth it I guess cause now I get paid each week and a part of that check helps keep me high when I'm home.
Pretty good deal actually. XD

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