Charlotte, North Carolina Drug Testing
Our testing locations do not accept payment and require a drug test order form at the time of testing. Please click the "Order a Test" button to order your test. Once your order has been processed, your drug test order form will be emailed to you.
About Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte is the county seat of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. It is the largest city in the state with a population over 809,000 people. The Charlotte Metro Area consists of 12 counties, the largest of which are Mecklenburg, York, Union, and Gaston. Matthews, Harrisburg, Concord, Belmont, and Mooresville are some cities which surround Charlotte.
There are 9 Fortune 500 companies in the Charlotte Metro Area. The city itself is a major center of the financial, motorsports, energy, shipping, and transportation industries in the United States. Carolinas Healthcare System, Wells Fargo, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, and Walmart are the top employers in Charlotte.
Charlotte is home to over 30 museums and performing arts venues. Every Saturday and Sunday during October and November, you can visit the Carolina Renaissance Festival. Charlotte does not have a zoo but two, the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and the North Carolina Zoological Park, are within driving distance. The Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium is in nearby Concord.
Facts about Charlotte
- Over 850 foreign owned companies have set up base in this booming city and together, they represent a total of 42 countries.
- There are in excess of 300 International Organizations in the region. The city of Charlotte also hosts over 90 International festivals on an annual basis.
- This region houses 37 higher learning institutions and 50 campuses.
SAMHSA Report for North Carolina
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 663,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in North Carolina. Though Charlotte is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Legally Mandated Drug Tests in Charlotte
US Drug Test Centers can perform drug tests required by probation or court orders. This service can be provided on a daily basis or as necessary. Our drug testing specialists are committed to the highest standards. This ensures properly administered tests and accurate results.
Putting the Drug and Alcohol Test Results into Action
The decision you make on how to deal with an employee with a positive drug or alcohol test result should be based on your previously written drug-Free workplace policy. The disciplinary action for the positive drug test should be clearly stated in your policy. If you do not have a written drug-Free workplace policy; this is a problem that needs immediate corrective action. The corrective action is to immediately implement a comprehensive written drug-Free workplace policy. In order to avoid exposure to liability, you need to have a written policy before taking adverse action against an employee. US Drug Test Centers can assist employers with custom written Drug-Free Workplace Policies.
Random Drug and Alcohol Testing for Non-DOT Companies in Charlotte
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 Charlotte.
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.
Employers are Responsible for Maintaining a Drug-free Work Environment in Charlotte
It is every employer’s duty to ensure a safe and healthful working condition for all employees. A workplace should be a safe place where all employees can perform their duties with minimum risks. Employers need to establish a program that will ensure that all employees are not in any potential danger arising from injuries or accident due to alcohol and drug misuse.
Supervisors must be appropriately trained to identify signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol use. Pre-employment test, Reasonable Suspicion/Cause test, Random test, Return-to-duty test, Follow-up, and Post-Accident are all examples of situations in which a drug or alcohol test might be given by an employer.
Charlotte’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 Employee 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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US Drug Test Centers
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.