Springfield, Massachusetts 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 Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield is the county seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts. The city has population of over 150,000 people. The Springfield Metro Area consists of Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties. Some of the major cities around Springfield are Chicopee and Westfield.
Trade and transportation, education and health services, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, and government are the top industries in Springfield. The city is home to many major corporate headquarters. MassMutual, Smith & Wesson, Merriam Webster, and the American Hockey League all call Springfield home.
Many festivals take place in Springfield throughout the year. Such diverse events include the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, the St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend, and the Hoop City Jazz Festival.
Facts about Springfield
- The Hartford-Springfield region is known as the Knowledge Corridor because it has the 2nd highest concentration of higher-learning institutions in the United States.
- The world’s second-most-popular sport, basketball, was created in Springfield.
- Famous children’s author, Theodor Seuss Geisel, “Dr. Seuss”, was born in Springfield, which inspired much of his work.
- Forest Park is one of the United States’ largest urban parks and also one of its most historically important urban parks. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted – the famed designer of New York City’s Central Park – Forest Park is nearly as large, and similarly diverse.
- The Quadrangle, a cluster of 5 museums and a library, which was paid for by Andrew Carnegie, which surrounds a sculptural garden, includes the first American-made planetarium, designed and built by Frank Korkosz, and the most extensive collection of Chinese cloisonne outside of China.
SAMHSA Report for Massachusetts
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 496,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in Massachusetts. Though Springfield is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Designated Employer Representative for Drug and Alcohol Testing in Springfield
Every company covered by Department of Transportation Regulations that employs safety-sensitive employees, must have one or more Designated Employer Representatives (DERs). Any non-DOT employer with a drug testing program needs a person in charge of the drug testing program. There employees are also Designated Employer Representatives (DERs). The DER is the employee at the company authorized by the employer to take immediate action to remove employees from safety-sensitive duties, to make decisions required in the testing process, and to receive test results. The DER typically runs the DOT drug & alcohol testing program at the company.
Designated Employer Representative Training in Springfield
The role of the Designated Employer Representative (DER) cannot be outsourced. DOT states the employer may not delegate the DER role to a service agent. Only the employer or an actual employee of the employer may perform this function.US Drug Test Centers offers training programs for DER’s to learn how to do their jobs. This is a unique responsibility and training is critical. Live training can be arranged. Webinar trainings can be set up for groups of DER’s. A computer based online training program is also available so you can receive training from the comfort of your office, a computer with internet access is all that is needed.
The training courses for DER’s provide the DER with a thorough education of his or her duties as outlined in the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations for drug and alcohol testing (49 CFR Part 40). The course helps you understand drug testing terminology, specific modal regulations and their procedures for workplace testing programs.
Online Training for Businesses in Springfield, Massachusetts
US Drug Test Centers offer a variety of affordable online training programs for your supervisors. There are DOT and non-DOT courses. Your supervisors may have already taken online drug and alcohol training. These courses are revised and updated annually as new information becomes available. It is recommended that supervisor refresher training is completed every 12 to 18 months.
Springfield’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.