Bethel, CT Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (total): Population in 2010: 9,549.

Population (male): 4,623

Median Age: 42.7 years

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $1,349.

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.9%

Ancestries: Ancestries: Italian (13.3%), Irish (11.4%), European (7.1%), German (7.0%), English (5.4%), American (3.4%).

Elevation: 384 feet

Population Density:

Races:
      White alone - 7,490 - 78.4%
      Hispanic - 989 - 10.4%
      Asian alone - 548 - 5.7%
      Black alone - 229 - 2.4%
      Two or more races - 166 - 1.7%
      Other race alone - 117 - 1.2%
      American Indian alone - 10 - 0.1%

Recognitions and Certifications

Accredited Drug Testing has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 drug testing companies" for excellent customer service and we have received TPA Accreditation from the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association. We are active in all drug testing industry associations and our staff are trained and certified as drug and alcohol testing specialists.

Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

DOT Drug Testing Bethel, CT

Our Local DOT Drug testing facilities in Bethel, CT and the surrounding areas provide DOT Drug Testing, DOT Alcohol Testing, DOT Physicals, Consortium enrollment and other DOT services for Employers, Single operators and all DOT modes who are required to comply with 49 CFR Part 40 in Bethel, CT including FMCSA, FTA, FAA, USCG, FRA and PHMSA . Testing centers are within minutes of your home or office and same day service is available in most cases.

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How to schedule a DOT drug test in Bethel, CT

To schedule any type of DOT drug test or alcohol test in Bethel, CT call our local scheduling department at (800) 221-4291. You may also schedule your DOT drug test online utilizing our express scheduling registration system by selecting your test and completing the Donor Information/Registration Section. You must register for the test prior to proceeding to the testing center.

The zip code you enter will be used to determine the closest DOT drug or DOT alcohol testing center which performs the type of test you have selected. A donor pass/registration form with the local testing center address, hours of operation and instructions will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. Take this form with you or have it available on your smart phone to provide to the testing center. No appointment is necessary in most cases. However, you must complete the donor information section and pay for the test at the time of registration.

Our laboratories are SAMHSA certified and all test results are verified by our in-house licensed physicians who serve as Medical Review Officers (MRO).

In addition to providing DOT drug testing and DOT breath alcohol testing in Bethel, CT, Accredited Drug Testing also has additional testing centers throughout the metropolitan area and surrounding cities.

On the road or on vacation, no worries, Accredited Drug Testing has over 20,000 testing centers in all cities Nationwide and we can schedule your test, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

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What are the DOT drug testing requirements?

In 1991, the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act created the following DOT Agencies which established drug and alcohol testing regulations to ensure that aircraft, trains, trucks, and buses were operated in a safe and responsible manner. As an employer or individual operating in a “Safety Sensitive” position, it is important to understand how these regulations impact you.

49 CFR Part 40 (commonly known as “part 40”) explains:

  • How drug and alcohol testing is conducted
  • Who is authorized to participate in the drug and alcohol testing program
  • What employees must do before they may return to duty after a drug and/or alcohol violation

Each DOT Agency and the USCG have specific regulations that cover:

  • The agency’s prohibitions on drug and alcohol use
  • Who is subject to comply with these regulations
  • What type of testing is required
  • When testing is required
  • Consequences of non-compliance

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amended its rule that would establish requirements for commercial driver’s license employers and individuals with regards to the drug and alcohol clearing house which will take affect on January 6, 2020.

The FMCSA Clearinghouse is a secure online database that will allow employers, the FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, State Law Enforcement and individual CDL operators to access real time important information about a CDL Driver’s drug and alcohol program violations and the ultimate goal of this database is to enhance safety on our Nation’s public roadways.

For specific requirements, click the appropriate agency listed below in which you or your company is regulated by. Ask about our DOT Complete Compliance Package!

The Opioid Overdose Crisis

Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.

  • Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.
  • Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder.
  • An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin.
  • About 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.
  • Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.
  • The Midwestern region saw opioid overdoses increase 70 percent from July 2016 through September 2017.
  • Opioid overdoses in large cities increase by 54 percent in 16 states.

In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. This subsequently led to widespread diversion and misuse of these medications before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive.3,4 Opioid overdose rates began to increase. In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.1That same year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder (not mutually exclusive)

DOT Compliance Checklist in Bethel, CT

DOT 49 CFR Part 40 Requirements for Safety Sensitive Employees.
(FMCSA-FAA-USCG-FRA-PHMSA-FTA)

  • Pre-Employment Tests
  • Correct Federal Custody & Control Form (CCF)
  • Substance Abuse Professional Process
  • Regulations on File
  • Random Pool Testing
  • *Supervisor Training
  • *Written Policy
  • Post-Accident Testing Situations
  • Previous Employers Checks
  • Employee Education
  • Record Keeping
  • Removal of covered Employee
  • Designated Employer Representative

* In addition, any company which employs 2 or more covered employees must have a written drug and alcohol policy and all supervisors must complete the DOT Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training. (Click here to learn more about our online training programs)

If a DOT covered employee or company does not have a copy of the original pre-employment drug test with a negative result, then a new DOT pre-employment drug test must be conducted, and the result maintained on file.

The department of transportation (DOT) requires that all DOT regulated “safety sensitive” employees have on file a negative DOT pre-employment drug test result and be a member of a DOT approved random selection consortium. In addition, if a DOT regulated company has more than one “safety sensitive” employee, the employer must also have a written DOT drug and alcohol policy and an on-site supervisor must have completed supervisor training for reasonable suspicion of illegal drug use or impairment.

To be compliant with DOT regulations, a company’s DOT drug and alcohol testing program must have the following components. Failing to comply can result in significant fines and penalties.

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What is a DOT Drug Test in Bethel, CT?

On January 1, 2018 the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a new rule which altered the DOT 5 panel urine test. Employers and individuals should be aware that the current DOT drug test is still a urine drug test, collected by qualified collectors, analyzed at a SAMHSA certified laboratory and reviewed by a licensed Medical Review Officer. Below you will find a list of the drugs that are screened for in the DOT 5 panel urine drug test:

  • Marijuana (THC)
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines
  • Opioids**
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • ** Special note: ‘Opioids’ was previously called ‘Opiates’ and all DOT drug tests will continue to include confirmation testing for Codeine, Morphine, and 6-AM (heroin) when necessary.

    In the January rule change, the Department of Transportation (DOT) also added initial screening and confirmation testing for the semi-synthetic opioids Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Oxycodone, and Oxymorphone to this Opioids group

    When is a DOT drug test required in Bethel, CT?

    All safety sensitive employees regardless of DOT agency are required for the following drug testing and/or alcohol testing based on each situation:

    • Pre-employment
    • Random
    • Reasonable suspicion
    • Return to Duty
    • Post-Accident
    • Follow Up

    What is DOT pre employment testing in Bethel, CT?

    As a new hire or a current employee transferring from a non-safety sensitive function into a safety sensitive function (even with the same employer), you are required to submit to a DOT pre employment drug test.

    Some employers may, but are not required to, conduct pre employment alcohol testing. Only after your employer receives a negative pre employment DOT drug test result (and negative alcohol test result - if administered) may you begin performing in a safety-sensitive capacity.

    What is random DOT Drug Testing in Bethel, CT?

    All safety sensitive employees are subject to unannounced random drug & alcohol testing. Alcohol testing is administered just prior to, during or just after performing safety-sensitive functions. Depending on the industry specific regulations, you may only be subject to random drug testing.

    Listed below are the current (2019) DOT random testing rates for each DOT agency.

    The following chart outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within DOT Agencies and the USCG for 2019.
    DOT Agency 2019 Random Drug Testing Rate 2019 Random Alcohol Testing Rate
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    [FMCSA]
    25% 10%
    Federal Aviation Administration
    [FAA]
    25% 10%
    Federal Railroad Administration
    [FRA]
    25% - Covered Service
    50% - Maintenance of Way *
    10% - Covered Service
    25% - Maintenance of Way *
    Federal Transit Administration
    [FTA]
    50% 10%
    Federal Transit Administration
    [FTA]
    50% N/A
    United States Coast Guard
    [USCG]
    (with the Dept. of Homeland Security)
    50% N/A

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    What is reasonable suspicion DOT drug testing in Bethel, CT?

    Safety sensitive individuals and employees are required to submit to any test (whether it is a drug test, alcohol test or both) that a supervisor requests based on reasonable suspicion. Reasonable suspicion means that one or more trained supervisors reasonably believes or suspects that you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Supervisors cannot require testing based on a hunch or guess alone; their suspicion must be based on observations concerning your appearance, behavior, speech and smell that are usually associated with drug or alcohol use

    What is return to duty DOT Drug Testing in Bethel, CT?

    If you have violated the prohibited drug & alcohol testing rules, you are required to take a return to duty drug and/or alcohol test before being allowed to return to a safety-sensitive function for any DOT regulated employer. You may also be subject to unannounced follow-up testing for at least 6 times in the first 12 months following your return to active safety-sensitive service.

    Return-to-duty tests must be conducted under direct observation.

    What is DOT post accident drug testing Bethel, CT?

    If you are involved in an event (accident, crash, etc.) meeting certain criteria of the DOT agency, a post-accident drug test will be required. In most cases you will then have to take a drug and alcohol test if you are involved in a qualifying crash. Each DOT agency may have specific rules with regards to what is a post-accident test, for example, the FRA requires a blood specimen for drug testing and an alcohol test.

    If you are involved in a qualifying accident, you are required to remain available for this testing and are not permitted to refuse testing.

    Remember: Safety-sensitive employees are obligated by law to submit to and cooperate in drug & alcohol testing mandated by DOT regulations.

    What is DOT follow up drug testing Bethel, CT?

    DOT follow up testing occurs when an individual has violated the drug and alcohol testing rules. The amount of follow-up testing you receive is determined by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and may continue for up to 5 years. This means the SAP will determine how many times you will be tested (at least 6 times in the first year), for how long, and for what substance (i.e. drugs, alcohol, or both). Your employer is responsible for ensuring that follow-up testing is conducted and completed. Follow up testing is in addition to all other DOT required testing and all follow-up tests will be observed. For more information on the SAP process or to locate a Substance Abuse Professional in Bethel, CT simply call us at (800)221-4291

    To schedule a DOT drug or alcohol test in Bethel, CT Call (800) 221-4291 or select the Bethel, CT DOT Drug Testing Location Near You

    16 APOLLO RD 1.1 miles

    16 APOLLO RD
    BETHEL, CT 6801
    Categories: BETHEL CT

    7 Germantown Rd, 2.8 miles

    7 Germantown Rd,
    Danbury, CT 6810
    Categories: Danbury CT

    24 HOSPITAL AVE 3.0 miles

    24 HOSPITAL AVE
    DANBURY, CT 6810
    Categories: DANBURY CT

    67 SAND PIT RD 3.0 miles

    67 SAND PIT RD
    DANBURY, CT 6810
    Categories: DANBURY CT

    79 SAND PIT RD STE 302 3.1 miles

    79 SAND PIT RD STE 302
    DANBURY, CT 6810
    Categories: DANBURY CT

    2 GLEN HILL RD 3.4 miles

    2 GLEN HILL RD
    DANBURY, CT 6811
    Categories: DANBURY CT

    246 FEDERAL RD STE D12 5.1 miles

    246 FEDERAL RD STE D12
    BROOKFIELD, CT 6804
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    100 MILL PLAIN RD 5.4 miles

    100 MILL PLAIN RD
    DANBURY, CT 6811
    Categories: DANBURY CT

    9 SHAWE ST 6.5 miles

    9 SHAWE ST
    DANBURY, CT 6810
    Categories: DANBURY CT

    10 SOUTH ST STE 101 7.0 miles

    10 SOUTH ST STE 101
    RIDGEFIELD, CT 6877
    Categories: RIDGEFIELD CT

    31 OLD ROUTE 7 7.2 miles

    31 OLD ROUTE 7
    BROOKFIELD, CT 6804
    Categories: BROOKFIELD CT

    266 S MAIN ST 7.4 miles

    266 S MAIN ST
    NEWTOWN, CT 6470
    Categories: NEWTOWN CT

    388 MAIN ST 8.6 miles

    388 MAIN ST
    MONROE, CT 6468
    Categories: MONROE CT

    601 Clock Tower Commons, 8.9 miles

    601 Clock Tower Commons,
    Brewster, NY 10509
    Categories: Brewster NY

    900 MAIN ST S BLDG 2 11.2 miles

    900 MAIN ST S BLDG 2
    SOUTHBURY, CT 6488
    Categories: SOUTHBURY CT

    22 BEECH HILL LN PO BOX 1000 13.2 miles

    22 BEECH HILL LN PO BOX 1000
    POUND RIDGE, NY 10576
    Categories: POUND RIDGE NY

    4750 MAIN ST 14.4 miles

    4750 MAIN ST
    BRIDGEPORT, CT 6606
    Categories: BRIDGEPORT CT

    667 Stoneleigh Avenue, Barns Office Center Building 14.4 miles

    667 Stoneleigh Avenue, Barns Office Center Building
    Carmel, NY 10512
    Categories: Carmel NY

    21 ELM ST 14.5 miles

    21 ELM ST
    NEW MILFORD, CT 6776
    Categories: NEW MILFORD CT

    607 Main Ave 14.7 miles

    607 Main Ave
    Norwalk, CT 6851
    Categories: Norwalk CT

    324 WELLSVILLE AVE 15.6 miles

    324 WELLSVILLE AVE
    NEW MILFORD, CT 6776
    Categories: NEW MILFORD CT

    1918 Black Rock Turnpike 15.7 miles

    1918 Black Rock Turnpike
    Fairfield, CT 6825
    Categories: Fairfield CT

    100 COMMERCE DR 15.8 miles

    100 COMMERCE DR
    SHELTON, CT 6484
    Categories: SHELTON CT

    346 MAIN AVE 15.9 miles

    346 MAIN AVE
    NORWALK, CT 6851
    Categories: NORWALK CT

    346 MAIN AVE STE B 15.9 miles

    346 MAIN AVE STE B
    NORWALK, CT 6851
    Categories: NORWALK CT

    2 TRAP FALLS RD STE 105 16.0 miles

    2 TRAP FALLS RD STE 105
    SHELTON, CT 6484
    Categories: SHELTON CT

    4 CORPORATE DR, STE 185 16.1 miles

    4 CORPORATE DR, STE 185
    SHELTON, CT 6484
    Categories: SHELTON CT

    887 BRIDGEPORT AVE 16.3 miles

    887 BRIDGEPORT AVE
    SHELTON, CT 6484
    Categories: SHELTON CT

    161 BOSTON AVE 16.6 miles

    161 BOSTON AVE
    BRIDGEPORT, CT 6610
    Categories: BRIDGEPORT CT

    515 Bridgeport Ave, 16.6 miles

    515 Bridgeport Ave,
    Shelton, CT 6484
    Categories: Shelton CT

    501 KINGS HWY E, STE 103 16.8 miles

    501 KINGS HWY E, STE 103
    FAIRFIELD, CT 6825
    Categories: FAIRFIELD CT

    44 BRIDGE ST 17.6 miles

    44 BRIDGE ST
    ANSONIA, CT 6401
    Categories: ANSONIA CT

    226 MILL HILL AVE 18.0 miles

    226 MILL HILL AVE
    BRIDGEPORT, CT 6610
    Categories: BRIDGEPORT CT

    1040 BARNUM AVE 18.8 miles

    1040 BARNUM AVE
    STRATFORD, CT 6614
    Categories: STRATFORD CT

    60 WATSON BLVD 19.3 miles

    60 WATSON BLVD
    STRATFORD, CT 6615
    Categories: STRATFORD CT

    555 Lordship Blvd Fl 1, 19.6 miles

    555 Lordship Blvd Fl 1,
    Stratford, CT 6615
    Categories: Stratford CT

    103 S BEDFORD RD STE 202 19.8 miles

    103 S BEDFORD RD STE 202
    MOUNT KISCO, NY 10549
    Categories: MOUNT KISCO NY

    484 POST RD 19.9 miles

    484 POST RD
    DARIEN, CT 6820
    Categories: DARIEN CT

    83 South Bedford Road, Floor 3 20.0 miles

    83 South Bedford Road, Floor 3
    Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
    Categories: Mt. Kisco NY

    557 Post Rd, 20.1 miles

    557 Post Rd,
    Darien, CT 6820
    Categories: Darien CT

    161 HIGH PARK AVE PO BOX 751 20.1 miles

    161 HIGH PARK AVE PO BOX 751
    STRATFORD, CT 6615
    Categories: STRATFORD CT

    495 E MAIN ST 20.2 miles

    495 E MAIN ST
    MOUNT KISCO, NY 10549
    Categories: MOUNT KISCO NY

    321 KEAR ST 20.3 miles

    321 KEAR ST
    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY 10598
    Categories: YORKTOWN HEIGHTS NY

    232 BOSTON POST RD 20.5 miles

    232 BOSTON POST RD
    MILFORD, CT 6460
    Categories: MILFORD CT

    13 LAFAYETTE ST 21.1 miles

    13 LAFAYETTE ST
    MILFORD, CT 6460
    Categories: MILFORD CT

    3000 SUMMER ST 21.9 miles

    3000 SUMMER ST
    STAMFORD, CT 6905
    Categories: STAMFORD CT

    1068 W MAIN ST 22.3 miles

    1068 W MAIN ST
    WATERBURY, CT 6708
    Categories: WATERBURY CT

    1290 SUMMER ST UNIT 5100 22.4 miles

    1290 SUMMER ST UNIT 5100
    STAMFORD, CT 6902
    Categories: STAMFORD CT

    60 Westwood Avenue, 22.4 miles

    60 Westwood Avenue,
    Waterbury, CT 6708
    Categories: Waterbury CT

    236 BOSTON POST RD 22.7 miles

    236 BOSTON POST RD
    ORANGE, CT 6477
    Categories: ORANGE CT

    80 Mill River Street, 22.9 miles

    80 Mill River Street,
    Stamford, CT 6902
    Categories: Stamford CT

    1075 ROUTE 82 STE 10-D 23.3 miles

    1075 ROUTE 82 STE 10-D
    HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY 12533
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    7 FAWN RUN 23.6 miles

    7 FAWN RUN
    PUTNAM VALLEY, NY 10579
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    15 COMMERCE RD FL 3 23.7 miles

    15 COMMERCE RD FL 3
    STAMFORD, CT 6902
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    446 BLAKE ST 1ST FL 23.9 miles

    446 BLAKE ST 1ST FL
    NEW HAVEN, CT 6515
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    419 WHALLEY AVE STE 306 24.5 miles

    419 WHALLEY AVE STE 306
    NEW HAVEN, CT 6511
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    175 SHERMAN AVE 24.7 miles

    175 SHERMAN AVE
    NEW HAVEN, CT 6511
    Categories: NEW HAVEN CT

    506 FROST RD 24.8 miles

    506 FROST RD
    WATERBURY, CT 6705
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    1100 DIXWELL AVE 24.9 miles

    1100 DIXWELL AVE
    HAMDEN, CT 6514
    Categories: HAMDEN CT

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    Local Area Info: Bethel, Connecticut

    Bethel is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, about 69 miles (111km) from New York City. Its population was 18,584 at the 2010 census. The town center is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place (CDP). The core area of the town center has also been designated as a historic district

    According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.9 square miles (44km2), of which 16.8 square miles (44km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26km2), or 0.53%, is water. The CDP corresponding to the town center has a total area of 4.1 square miles (11km2), all land. Bethel borders Redding to the south, Danbury to the west, Brookfield to the north, and Newtown to the east.

    As of the 2010 census Bethel had a population of 18,584. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 88.8% white, 1.8% black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 4.5% Asian, 2.8% from some other race and 1.9% from two or more races. 7.6% of the population was Hispanic or Latino from any race.

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Population (total): Population in 2010: 9,549.

Population (male): 4,623

Median Age: 42.7 years

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $1,349.

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.9%

Ancestries: Ancestries: Italian (13.3%), Irish (11.4%), European (7.1%), German (7.0%), English (5.4%), American (3.4%).

Elevation: 384 feet

Population Density:

Races:
      White alone - 7,490 - 78.4%
      Hispanic - 989 - 10.4%
      Asian alone - 548 - 5.7%
      Black alone - 229 - 2.4%
      Two or more races - 166 - 1.7%
      Other race alone - 117 - 1.2%
      American Indian alone - 10 - 0.1%