Hayward, California Drug Testing
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About Hayward, California
Hayward is located in Alameda County, California in the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay Region. It has a population over 158,000. The 5 counties that make up the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro Area are San Francisco, Alameda, Marin, Contra Costa, and San Mateo counties. Cities around Hayward are San Leandro, Oakland, Berkeley, and Union City.
Manufacturing is a leading industry in Hayward. Shasta Soft Company, Columbus Salame, and Impax Laboratories are just a few of the companies with plants in the city. Some of Hayward’s top employers are Gillig, IMPAX Laboratories, Illumina, and Pepsi Bottling.
There are many recreational opportunities in Hayward. The Don Castro Regional Recreation Area, Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park, the Hayward Regional Shoreline, and Garin Regional Park are all located in Hayward. The city is also home to one of the oldest Japanese Gardens in California. It spans 3.5 acres and was dedicated in 1980.
Facts about Hayward
- The city was devastated early in its history by the namesake 1868 Hayward earthquake.
- Hayward is the sister city of: Funabashi, Japan and Ghazni, Afghanistan. Faro, Portugal was formerly a sister city.
- Hayward is the sixth largest city in the Bay Area and the third largest in Alameda County
- High-profile people from Hayward include football coach Bill Walsh, figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, professional wrestler and actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Treasurer of the United States Rosa Gumataotao Rios.
SAMHSA Report for California
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 2,643,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in California. Though Hayward is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Random Drug and Alcohol Testing for Non-DOT Companies in Hayward
Although not required by regulation, many non-DOT or non-regulated employers often conduct random drug and alcohol testing. These non-DOT programs can be customized and managed by US Drug Test Centers in Hayward.
The best tool employers have for deterring drug and alcohol use in the workplace is random testing. This type of drug and alcohol program saves lives and prevents injuries by assisting employers with identifying workers who have substance abuse issues and help facilitate their treatment. It also reduces an employer’s liability. Random drug and alcohol testing programs also benefits employees. Drug testing in the workplace allows employees to easily say no to illegal drug use. It is also a fair way of testing. Computers generate the list of employees to be tested, which ensures that it is indeed random and that each person in the workforce population has an equal chance of being selected for testing, regardless of whether that person was recently tested or not.
DOT Required Random Drug and Alcohol Testing in Hayward, California
For owner-operators two important steps must be taken to comply with the DOT FMCSA regulations for drug and alcohol testing:
- A pre-Employment test drug test with a negative result must be completed before operating a DOT covered commercial motor vehicle (CMV).
- You must enroll into a random testing consortium. Owner-operators are not permitted to manage random testing themselves.
US Drug Test Centers can assist owner operators in all areas of the United States, for immediate compliance with DOT FMCSA regulations for drug and alcohol testing, call US Drug Test Centers today at 866-566-0261.
Both stand-alone random testing pools and consortium random testing pools are available for trucking companies, bus companies, for hire carriers and private fleets. Typically companies with over 20 drivers will elect to have a stand-alone random drug testing program. Compliance is more complicated for companies with more than one driver. US Drug Test Centers can simplify the process and help your company with a program that keeps you in compliance and out of trouble with the DOT so that you avoid fines and penalties.
Immediate Service Available for DOT Random Testing Programs
Same day service is available to enroll in our DOT random consortium for owner operators and small trucking companies in Hayward. Certificates of compliance are issued same day when drivers are enrolled into our consortium pool or a stand-alone pool. Programs can be set up immediately. Contact US Drug Test Centers to quickly set up a consortium pool or a stand-alone pool. US Drug Test Centers has a special program for owner operators to participate in our random testing consortium. Same day service is available to enroll in our DOT Random Consortium.
Hayward’s Most Accurate Drug or Alcohol Testing
How do I know if the test is accurate? All of US Drug Test Centers' specimens go to a SAMHSA certified laboratory for testing. SAMHSA has an active advisory board that keeps its employees and administrators abreast of current and changing laws when it comes to drug testing. There are Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs that must carry consistencies throughout every agency and company that SAMHSA laboratories supplies. The advisory board has professionals that are uniquely qualified in their respective fields to review scientific evidence in the area of drug and alcohol treatment and testing practices.
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