Bridgeport is located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. It was the county seat until 1960. The city has a population of over 147,000 people. Bridgeport is bordered by Trumbull, Fairfield, and Stratford. The Greater Bridgeport Area consists of its surround towns but also Easton and Monroe.
Bridgeport primarily has a service-based economy. Such industries include healthcare, finance, and education. The top employers in Bridgeport are St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport Hospital, and People's United Bank.
Bridgeport is home to a number of museums, parks, and zoos. The Barnum Museum, the Beardsley Zoo, the Housatonic Museum of Art, and The Discovery Museum and Planetarium are all located in the city. Bridgeport has four main music venues and the city hosts numerous music events and festivals throughout the year.
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 257,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in Connecticut. Though Bridgeport is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
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.
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.
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:
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 Dec 2022