Paterson, New Jersey 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 Paterson, New Jersey
Paterson is the county seat of Passaic County, New Jersey. The city has a population of over 147,000 people. Other cities in Passaic County and around Paterson are Prospect Park, Haledon, Totowa, and Clifton.
The city of Paterson acts as the owner and operator of the Paterson Museum. The museum has preserved and displayed the industrial history of the city since its founding in 1925. Paterson use to be a prominent silk processing center. Lambert Castle was built by a self-made owner of one of the silk mills in the area. Catholina Lambert had the castle built in 1892 and the building is now a museum managed by the Passaic County Historical Society.
Facts about Paterson
- It is known as the "Silk City" for its dominant role in silk production during the latter half of the 19th century.
- Paterson is the subject of William Carlos Williams’ five-book epic poem Paterson, a cornerstone work of modern American poetry.
- The Great Falls Historic District is the most famous neighborhood in Paterson, because of the landmark Great Falls of the Passaic River.
- Since its early beginnings, Paterson has been a melting pot. Irish, Germans, Dutch, and Jews settled in the City in the 19th century. Italian and Eastern European immigrants soon followed. As early as 1890, many Syrian and Lebanese immigrants also arrived in Paterson. Paterson's black community consists of African Americans of Southern heritage and more recent Caribbean and African immigrants.
SAMHSA Report for New Jersey
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 580,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in New Jersey. Though Paterson is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Employers are Responsible for Maintaining a Drug-free Work Environment in Paterson
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.
Employees are Responsible for Their Safety and the Safety of Others
Employees must take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of others. They must cooperate with the employer when actions are taken to comply with company alcohol and drug policy regulations. It is considered a good practice for employers to remove employees from their act of duty immediate when they have failed the drug test or reported for services under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs.
Creating Your Drug-free Workplace Policy
An effective workplace policy is not generic; it needs to reﬂect the speciﬁc group(s) and requirements of the organization. A written workplace policy needs to be developed in consultation with all levels of the company. US Drug Test Centers believes that it is very important to create a policy that works best for your company. We understand that each company has specific employee rules and regulations while still complying with state specific laws.
By completing our Drug-Free Workplace Policy Form you will receive a policy compliance manual that includes step by step instructions and all required documents. These resources include a policy statement on controlled substance use and alcohol misuse in the workplace, educational materials, employee assistance programs, information regarding rehabilitation and treatment programs, access to a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) for DOT violations, copies of DOT regulations (if your company falls under DOT guidelines), random testing instructions, and instructions for record keeping.
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.
Paterson’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.