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Swab mania in the workplace continues. North Carolina state employees will be subjected to random mouth swabs at their jobs by the State Health Plan to check on their smoking status.

North Carolina is the only state in the country to use the invasive procedure as an insurance policy enforcement measure.

And now the University of Akron is requiring a DNA swab for all new employees in addition to the usual criminal background check.

Wonder what is next, maybe a sample of brain tissue so insurance companies and employers can try to predict behavior in the workplace?

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  1. IBXer

    October 29, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    State employees are not subject to random drug tests but are to smoking tests…

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