Macon, Georgia Drug Testing
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About Macon, Georgia
Macon is the county seat of Bibb County, Georgia. The city has a population over 150,000. The Macon Metro Area consists of Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, and Twiggs counties. Large cities in the area include Forsyth, Gray, Jeffersonville, Roberta, and the principal city of Macon.
Shopping centers can be found in downtown Macon as well as Ingleside Village. The three shopping malls in Macon are The Shoppes at River Crossing, Macon Mall, and Eisenhower Crossing. The city is also home to Robins Air Force Base. Located just south of Macon, it is the largest single-site industrial complex in Georgia.
There are many festivals and points of interest in Macon. The city also has a deep musical heritage. The International Cherry Blossom Festival takes place in March every year and lasts for 10 days. The Ocmulgee National Monument is home to the some of the largest ancient eartmound works in the state. Otis Redding, Little Richard, and the Allman Brothers Band are all from Macon.
Facts about Macon
- Often called the “Heart of Georgia”.
- The City Auditorium in Macon is the world's largest true copper dome.
- Macon has six sister cities: Mâcon, France; Elmina, Ghana; Kurobe, Japan; Ulyanovsk, Russia; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Gwacheon, South Korea.
SAMHSA Report for Georgia
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 629,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in Georgia. Though Macon is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Designated Employer Representative for Drug and Alcohol Testing in Macon
Every company covered by Department of Transportation Regulations that employs safety-sensitive employees, must have one or more Designated Employer Representatives (DERs). Any non-DOT employer with a drug testing program needs a person in charge of the drug testing program. There employees are also Designated Employer Representatives (DERs). The DER is the employee at the company authorized by the employer to take immediate action to remove employees from safety-sensitive duties, to make decisions required in the testing process, and to receive test results. The DER typically runs the DOT drug & alcohol testing program at the company.
Designated Employer Representative Training in Macon
The role of the Designated Employer Representative (DER) cannot be outsourced. DOT states the employer may not delegate the DER role to a service agent. Only the employer or an actual employee of the employer may perform this function.US Drug Test Centers offers training programs for DER’s to learn how to do their jobs. This is a unique responsibility and training is critical. Live training can be arranged. Webinar trainings can be set up for groups of DER’s. A computer based online training program is also available so you can receive training from the comfort of your office, a computer with internet access is all that is needed.
The training courses for DER’s provide the DER with a thorough education of his or her duties as outlined in the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations for drug and alcohol testing (49 CFR Part 40). The course helps you understand drug testing terminology, specific modal regulations and their procedures for workplace testing programs.
Online Training for Businesses in Macon, Georgia
US Drug Test Centers offer a variety of affordable online training programs for your supervisors. There are DOT and non-DOT courses. Your supervisors may have already taken online drug and alcohol training. These courses are revised and updated annually as new information becomes available. It is recommended that supervisor refresher training is completed every 12 to 18 months.
Macon’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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