Salinas, California Drug Testing
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About Salinas, California
Salinas is the county seat of Monterey County, California. It has a population over 150,000. Salinas is located at the mouth of the Salinas Valley, a region which includes the cities of Bradley, Castroville, Chualar, Gonzales, Greenfield, Jolon, King City, Lockwood, Salinas, San Ardo, San Lucas, Soledad, and Spreckels.
The coastal climate enjoyed by the city makes it an ideal location for grape vineyards, as well as the floral industry and vegetable growers. There are many food processing facilities in the area. Some major employers in Salinas are Taylor Farms, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, and Natividad Medical Center.
The Valley Art Gallery has been open in Salinas for over 30 years. World-class art exhibitions are held by Hartnell College. The Western Stage and ARIEL Theatrical are live theatre companies who perform in Salinas. There are many live music venues in the city. Shows can been seen at the Fox California Theater, Steinbeck Institute for Arts and Culture, and the Salinas Sports Complex. Hartnell College is also a live music venue.
Facts about Salinas
- Salinas is known as the “Salad Bowl of the World”.
- Its sister cities are: Cebu City (Philippines); Ichikikushikino (Japan); and Yurécuaro and Guanajuato (Mexico).
- Salinas is an agricultural center and the hometown of writer and Nobel Prize in Literature laureate John Steinbeck, who based several of his novels there, including Of Mice and Men.
- The historic downtown, known as Oldtown Salinas, features much fine Victorian architecture, and is home to the National Steinbeck Center, the Steinbeck House and the John Steinbeck Library.
- Over 30 percent of the world's lettuce is grown in the Salinas Valley.
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 Salinas 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 Salinas
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 Salinas.
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 Salinas, 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 Salinas. 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.
Salinas’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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