About Lubbock , Texas
Lubbock is the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas. It is the 11th largest city in the state with a population of over 249,000 people. The Lubbock County Metro Area covers Crosby, Lubbock, and Lynn counties. Communities around Lubbock include Woodrow, New Deal, Roosevelt, and Buffalo Springs.
The region around Lubbock is "the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world." However, the industry is heavily dependent on federal subsidies and irrigation from the Ogallala Aquifer. Texas Tech University, Covenant Health System, Lubbock Independent School District, University Medical Center, and United Supermarkets are the largest employers in Lubbock.
Lubbock has over 15 locations of the National Register of Historic Places. Some of these are the Cactus Theatre, Texas Technological College Historic District, and the Carlock Building. Lubbock is also home to the Silent Wings Museum, which features artifacts and photographs of World War II-era glider pilots.
Facts About Lubbock
SAMHSA Report for Texas
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 1,651,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in Texas. Though Lubbock is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Reporting of Drug and Alcohol Testing Results
For point of collection testing, POCT, we do this electronically with immediate reporting and cloud based storage of the results for drug testing Lubbock. State laws must be reviewed to see if there are any restrictions on the instant test.
With lab based testing, negative results are typically reported one business day after the collection for the drug test Lubbock. Anytime a specimen has to go to the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) testing method, you will be looking at 2 – 3 additional business days for results. Employers must be patient on these results as an accurate result positive or negative is critical to making business decisions that will not lead to exposure to liability.
Creating Awareness of Your Drug-free Workplace Policy
By making sure that employees are properly educated on the personal and professional consequences of drug use and alcohol misuse, employers can maintain a drug-free workplace. Employers and employees should work closely together to effectively create and manage the awareness of the risks and responsibilities related to alcohol and drug misuse in the workplace. We can provide your company with resources for your employees to learn more about drug use and who to contact if they have a substance abuse problem. The overall aim is to ensure all individuals gain an awareness of drugs and alcohol as hazards in the workplace.
Personal Drug Testing in Lubbock
Our drug testing facilities in Lubbock can perform immediate drug tests for individuals which may be required in the following situations: by court order, probation, divorce hearings, custody hearings, and in other legal and employment circumstances. Many attorneys work with our US Drug Test Centers to order DUI or child custody drug and or alcohol tests for their clients. We have over X drug testing centers in Lubbock for your convenience. These drug tests are done the same day that they are requested and the results are usually delivered quickly.
Random Drug and Alcohol Testing for Non-DOT Companies in Lubbock
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 Lubbock .
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.
Lubbock’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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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