Montana has no shortage of struggle when it comes to methamphetamines. Meth use exploded in the late 1990s - into the early 2000s - and government officials have been working hard to pass laws that make it difficult to obtain ingredients for meth. While this helped to drastically reduce the number of meth labs in the state, as well as the cost for treatment, Montana has once again begun to see an increase in meth use over the last five or six years.
With methamphetamine having such a stranglehold on a large percentage of the population, it has become a best practice for businesses to implement a drug-free workplace program, which includes pre-employment drug testing. These types of services have increased the need for convenient drug testing centers throughout the state of Montana.
US Drug Test Centers have over 100 locations from Missoula (10 locations), Miles City (4 locations) and a location up north in Shelby; we are guaranteed to have a drug test center near you. We have convenient locations in the larger areas in Montanan as well. We have 11 locations in Billings in zip codes 59101, 59102 and 59106 (one just a 10-minute drive from the airport off Avenue D), 8 in Bozeman (one in the Deaconess Hospital off Highland Blvd.) and 8 in Helena (in zip codes 59601 and 59602).
Like many states, Montana employers have the right to test their employees under certain circumstances. If an employee is entering a field of work that has hazardous conditions, a position in public transportation, a field where an employee holds a legal ethical responsibility to one or more persons or a position of security, the employee will be required to take and pass a drug test.
If you are seeking information about where to receive drug and alcohol testing, we can help. Same day testing is available is available at most of our locations, so call early for same day drug testing services. Call US Drug Test Centers today at 1-866-566-0261.
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We are your complete drug-free workplace solution for employers. We provide drug testing for all reasons such as pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, and return to duty. We have a state-of-the-art cloud-based software that allows you to order drug testing 24/7, store all drug test results and chain of custody forms (forever), and you can see the status of all completed drug testing. We have random drug and alcohol testing consortiums and follow all DOT rules and regulations to direct your company in the right direction to stay in compliance. We can create drug-free workplace policy manuals specific to your company’s needs, and we provide online trainings. Our online trainings are perfect for company Supervisors to learn what signs to look for if someone might be under the influence. We also have trainings that explain what Supervisors should know about the DOT rules and regulations in regards to the drug and alcohol testing program. We are a part of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), and we always stay up to date with all drug testing-related rules and regulations. If you have any questions about state-specific laws regarding drug and alcohol testing, please contact our office and one of our team members will be glad to help you. If your company would like more information regarding setting up a corporate account you can set up an account online or contact us at 866-566-0261.
This material is intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for legal guidance. State & local laws change frequently and vary greatly. These are state & local laws and do not over rule the federal Department of Transportation laws & policies. Readers are advised to consult with their legal counsel or industry experts before acting based on this information. Last Updated Sep 2022
For employers, Montana statute does not mandate drug and alcohol testing. Montana law does require all employers using drug and alcohol testing to adopt procedures developed by the DOT (49 Code of Federal Regulations, part 40). Montana law also restricts testing to ensure only employees involved in certain hazardous, security, safety, or fiduciary positions are subject to testing. A written drug-free workplace policy is required.
Most insurance companies will not pay for accident claims until the individual proves that an accident or incident was not caused by substance abuse or intoxication. Companies without drug-free workplace programs should implement such a policy in their business. Immediate drug testing and alcohol testing can easily answer the questions insurance companies and employers are seeking. Was the driver or employee under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident? In Montana, an employee is not eligible for benefits otherwise payable under workers comp laws if the employee's use of alcohol, or drugs not prescribed by a physician, is the major contributing cause of the accident.
A hair follicle sample can detect drug use with one week and up to 90 days after use. Hair follicle testing is highly recommended for employees who are entering highly sensitive areas of employment, where zero tolerance of alcohol and drugs are prohibited. Results are available within 3 to 5 days of testing, and there is no evidence of false positives. Tests are reliable and 100% accurate.
EtG testing consists of taking a urine sample or hair follicle. Liquid chemicals like alcohol are processed through the body and enter the bloodstream about immediately. The liver is responsible for regulating the blood and glucose levels, which alcohol consumption effects.
Companies can never be certain that candidates are telling the truth about drug or alcohol usage. The quickest way to get to the truth is to order a hair follicle drug testing sample. Drugs use is the number one cause of accidents on the highway and in the workforce in Montana. Employers are responsible for the well-being of their employees and the stability of their company.
Accidents set companies back financially, sometimes creating a hardship. This makes it impossible to form alliances with other companies. Hair follicle testing can put worries to rest. We have several types of drug tests that can quickly identify which type of drugs are being used, so employers can decide what steps the company need to take to protect their interest and the interest of its workers.
Each US Drug Test Center in Montana can provide lab drug testing with MRO review. Hair follicle testing has a longer window of detection and is often the better choice for employers who are looking to pre-screen potential candidates.
Montana has a law that permits medical marijuana use in the workplace. Many restrictions apply to the users of medical marijuana, including not being permitted to operate vehicles, heavy machinery or perform other safety-sensitive tasks while under the influence of marijuana. Additionally, employers are not required to accommodate marijuana use in the workplace. Public use of marijuana is prohibited.
Our Montana labs can test employees and non-working individual's urine or hair for drug use. Individuals who need testing to satisfy job or court-mandated requirements can visit any of our drug test centers.
Drug and alcohol testing is available for governmental agencies employees, charitable organization workers, volunteers, and administration offices in Montana. Testing is also available for medical employees, hospital staff, and others. Accurate and timely drug and alcohol testing help keep Montana as safe, drug-free and one of the most vibrant states in the United States.
If you need a drug or alcohol test, you contact us to schedule testing at any of our locations. Many of our centers offer a point of collection testing (POCT) or rapid testing with negative results available the same day. Give us a call today at 1-866-566-0261.
Big Sky Country, the 4th largest state in the nation and home to 12 National Forests including Glacier National Park that has been described as what heaven looks like, Montana is known for its incredible wildlife with the largest elk migration in the nation and frontier counties with populations of less than 6 citizens. Montana has no shortage of natural beauty, defined by its diverse terrain ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains. It's nicknamed "Big Sky Country" for its wide-open spaces, including Glacier National Park, a vast wilderness preserve that passes into Canada. The capital is Helena with a population of 1.02 million.