Hamden, Connecticut Drug Testing
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About Hamden, Connecticut
Hamden is located in New Haven County, Connecticut. The city has a population of over 60,000 people. Hamden is surrounded by the cities of Northford, Wallingford, New Haven, Woodbridge, and Bethany. It is just north of New Haven.
The largest employers in Hamden are the town government and school district, Quinnipiac University, Harborside Health Care, and Area Cooperative Education Services. More of Hamden’s residents commute to New Haven for work. The majority of workers in Hamden are in the business services, retail trade accounting, and manufacturing accounting industries.
The Pardee Rose Garden at East Rock Park, the Sleeping Giant State Park, and the Quinnipiac and Regicides hiking trails are some of the places to visit in Hamden. Hamden Town Center Park hosts fireworks, free concerts, outdoor movies, and other seasonal festivals. Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum and the Eli Whitney Museum are also in Hamden.
Facts about Hamden
- The city of Hamden opened an airport in November 1929, only to close a few years later.
- Hamden was once home to cotton gin inventor Eli Whitney, who also established an armory in the town.
- Quinnipiac University, home of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, is located in Hamden.
- February 2013’s nor'easter, dumped 40 inches of snow on the city of Hamden which was the highest total anywhere for this storm.
SAMHSA Report for Connecticut
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 Hamden is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Stand Alone Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs in Hamden
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.
Alcohol Specific Testing in Hamden, Connecticut
US Drug Test Centers in Hamden 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.
Employers are Responsible for Maintaining a Drug-free Work Environment in Hamden
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.
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and Programs
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. It is every employer’s duty to ensure a safe and healthful working condition for all employees. Employees must take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of others, and cooperate with the employer with respect to action taken by the employer to comply with company alcohol and drug policy regulations.
US Drug Test Centers offers different drug free workplace programs. We can talk with your company to help put a drug free workplace program in place by creating a drug-free policy manual, setting up management with online drug free workplace training, enrolling all employees into random drug testing programs and more. We also give your company access to our cloud based software that allows you to schedule employee drug testing anywhere in the country 24/7!
Hamden’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 Workplace 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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