Savannah, Georgia Drug Testing
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About Savannah, Georgia
Savannah is the county seat of Chatham County, Georgia. The city has a population over 145,000 people. The Savannah Metro Area consists of Chatham, Effingham, and Bryan counties. Other major cities in the area include Georgetown, Pooler, and Wilmington Island.
The main sectors of Savannah’s economy are the Port of Savannah, manufacturing, the military, and the tourism industry. One of Savannah’s largest employers is International Paper. The company owns Union Camp, which was home to the world’s largest paper mill. Gulfstream Aerospace, TitleMax, and Morris Multimedia are all based in Savannah.
Savannah is home to the Savannah Book Festival, which takes place every year over President’s Day weekend, and the childhood home of Flannery O’Connor. There are also numerous theatres and music venues spread through the city. Downtown Savannah is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States.
Facts about Savannah
- Savannah served as a strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War.
- Savannah was named for the Savannah River, which probably derives from variant names for the Shawnee, a Native American people who migrated to the river in the 1680s.
- Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta.
- Savannah's architecture, history, and reputation for Southern charm and hospitality are internationally known. The city's former promotional name was “Hostess City of the South”, a phrase still used by the city government.
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 Savannah is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Consortium and Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs in Savannah
Consortium drug testing programs are random drug testing pools which consist of multiple companies. Random drug testing programs are required for employers regulated by the United Stated Department of Transportation (DOT). If you are enrolled in a consortium, all of the regulated employees in your company are eligible for selection for random drug and alcohol testing. Your company is considered in compliance with regulations once the consortium reaches the required testing percentages. This option is perfect for owner-operators.
Stand Alone Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs in Savannah
Often companies with over 12 employees will opt for a stand alone program. This is a random testing pool from a single company. Random drug and alcohol testing programs are available for bus companies, private fleets, and for-hire carriers. 25% of your company’s drivers must be tested for drugs annually and 10% of your drivers must be tested for alcohol.
DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Compliance in Savannah
There are many specific components a company must have in place in order to be compliant with DOT regulations. US Drug Test Centers can guarantee your company will be in compliance by assisting in the creation of the follow documents, policies, and procedures:
- Designated Employer Representative (DER)
- Written Policy
- Regulations on file
- Pre-employment Testing
- Random, Post-Accident, Reasonable Suspicion, Return to Duty and Follow-up Testing
- Employee Education
- Supervisor Training
- Previous Employer Checks
- Removal of employees from safety sensitive positions when positive or refusal to test
- Substance Abuse Professional
Savannah’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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