Eugene is the county seat of Lane County, Oregon. The city has a population over 160,000. The Eugene Metro area is comprised entirely of Lane County. It is home to parts of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Siuslaw National Forest, Umpqua National Forest, and Willamette National Forest. Springfield, Cottage Grove, and Florence are the largest cities in the Metro Area.
The city of Eugene has been the birthplace of many multinational corporations. Nike, Taco Time, and Brøderbund Software all began in Eugene. Currently, the city's top employers are PeaceHealth Medical Group, the University of Oregon, and the U.S. Government.
Eugene has many cultural events which take place throughout the year. The Oregon Country Fair and the Lane County Fair both take place in July. Music lovers should visit in the summer for the Oregon Festival of American Music and the Oregon Bach Festival. The Mount Pisgah Arboretum holds a Wildflower Festival in May and in October, they hold a Mushroom Festival and Plant Sale.
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 305,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in Oregon. Though Eugene is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Urine drug testing is the most common type of drug testing in the United States. Many employers conduct employee drug testing but it is still an often misunderstood process. Urine drug testing is conducted as an instant, point of collection, test or as a lab based test. It is easy to collect and transport, inexpensive to test, accurate, and provides a detection window deemed adequate by most employers. Urine drug testing has been around for over 25 years and has held up in court systems as reliable and legally defensible. The most common drug testing panels are:
Employers throughout the United States are now implementing hair testing programs due to the benefits this alternative specimen offers. Hair follicle drug testing is becoming increasingly popular. Hair testing can detect the drugs/metabolites taken up to 90 days, can evaluate long-term patterns of repetitive drug use, and is flexible in drug panels and can also test for EtG alcohol in hair. Same day service is available for hair testing with a 3-4 business day turnaround for final hair drug testing results.
US Drug Test Centers in Eugene can also run alcohol specific tests. These include a variety of urine tests, hair tests, and breath alcohol testing. The EtG hair test measures the average ingestion of Ethyl Alcohol over a three month period. While this does not detect current impairment it can indicate a behavioral issue.
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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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 Nov 2022