US Coast Guard Drug Test Hampton Beach NH
Health Screenings USA provides U.S Coast Guard drug testing at testing centers in Hampton Beach NH and the local area, which will comply with all requirements of the U.S Coast Guard and Merchant Marines for obtaining or renewing a Captains License or other covered positions required by DOT regulations. Coast Guard drug testing Hampton Beach NH centers are located in most cases within minutes of your home or office.
To schedule a Coast Guard/Merchant Marine drug test, Call (800) 219-7161 or Online 24/7!
Health Screenings USA also provides form CG-719P in conjunction with the U.S Coast Guard drug test.
A Coast Guard drug test Hampton Beach NH service is a 5 panel DOT regulated drug test and requires a DOT Certified drug testing specialist to administer the Coast Guard drug test Hampton Beach NH procedures and insure that a Federal Chain of Custody form is used with the Coast Guard drug test Hampton Beach NH service.
All Coast Guard drug test Hampton Beach NH services are analyzed by SAMHSA Certified Laboratory and reviewed by a Medical Review Officer (MRO) in accordance with U.S Coast Guard drug testing regulations.
The staff of Health Screenings USA is trained and certified in administering a Coast Guard drug test at all Hampton Beach NH locations and our Coast Guard drug testing Hampton Beach NH services are provided in a courteous and professional manner.
USCG Drug and Alcohol Testing
Regulatory Requirements – A marine employer must conduct a drug test prior to employing any crewmember. The prospective employee must pass the test before employed, not merely take the test.
Pre-employment testing waivers – A prospective employee need not be tested if that person has proof that, within the previous six months, he/she passed any Coast Guard-required drug test, or has, during the previous six months, been subject to Coast Guard required random testing for at least 60 days and has not failed or refused a test. “Being subject to random testing” does not mean the individual has to have actually been tested, but has been eligible to be tested. An employer is not required to exempt prospective employees from pre-employment testing.
Random Drug Testing
Regulatory Requirements – A marine employer must establish a program for random drug testing of:
(1) crewmembers on inspected vessels who:
a. occupy a position, or perform the duties and functions of a position, required by the vessel’s Certificate of Inspection;
b. perform the duties and functions of patrolmen or watchmen required by Coast Guard regulations; or,
c. are specifically assigned the duties of warning, mustering, assembling, assisting, or controlling the movement of passengers during emergencies.
(2) crewmembers on uninspected vessels who:
a. are required by law or regulation to hold a Coast Guard issued license to perform their duties;
b. perform duties and functions directly related to the safe operation of the vessel,
c. perform the duties and functions of patrolmen or watchmen required by Coast Guard regulations; or,
d. are specifically assigned the duties of warning, mustering, assembling, assisting, or controlling the movement of passengers during emergencies.
Definition of Random
Random, for these regulations, means that each of the crewmembers has a substantially equal chance of being selected. An employer may randomly select vessels, rather than individuals, testing all applicable crewmembers. A crewmember’s substantially equal chance of selection must remain throughout their employment. This means that you cannot allow periods when an employee is “free” from chance of selection, or allow high-risk/low-risk selection periods to exist. The dates of testing must also be random. For example: randomly picking names each payday is not acceptable, because the date is predictable and the employees could “beat” the test.
Testing Rate – The annual rate of testing must not be less than 50%. No other tests, such as post accident, can be counted toward the 50%.
Reasonable Cause Drug Testing
Regulatory Requirements – A marine employer shall require any crewmember who is reasonably suspected of using a dangerous drug to be chemically tested for dangerous drugs. When the marine employer determines that reasonable cause exists, the individual must be informed of that fact and directed to test as soon as practicable. An entry concerning the basis of reasonable cause, the direction to test given the crewmember and any refusal or other response should be documented. A log entry must be made whenever an official ship’s log is required to be carried.
Definition of “reasonable cause” – Reasonable cause means a probability exists, based on some evidence that a crewmember is intoxicated by or has used drugs. Generally the following elements must be present to have “reasonable cause” to require drug testing:
(1) Direct observation of the suspected crewmember and/or any physical evidence by two persons in supervisory positions. This means the supervisors must personally see the evidence for themselves. (2) There must be some physical, behavioral, or performance indication of use or intoxication. Indicators include but are not limited to an individual’s speech, behavior or appearance. Drugs and drug paraphernalia in clothing and personal property, or concealed in staterooms or elsewhere may also provide reasonable cause since these too are physical indicators. Smoke, breath and body odors may provide evidence. Slurred and incoherent speech, lack of coordination and balance, nodding and dozing off on watch, inability to report for duty, frequent or extended unexplained absences from assigned duties, sudden and wide changes of mood or attitude and many other observable variables are examples of some conditions, which could constitute reasonable cause. Since these circumstances and conditions could be caused by illness, injury, or other factors, as well as drugs, the decision to test for reasonable cause must be made with prudence and common sense.
Post-Accident Drug & Alcohol Testing
Regulatory Requirements – Post-accident drug and alcohol testing regulations apply to all U.S. commercial vessels operating anywhere in the world and all foreign vessels operating upon the navigable waters of the U.S. When a marine casualty occurs, the marine employer needs to make a timely, good faith determination as to whether the occurrence is or is likely to become a serious marine incident. See 46 CFR 4.06.) A marine employer shall require all persons (not limited to crewmembers) on board the vessel(s) whom the employer determines to be directly involved in a serious marine incident to be chemically tested for dangerous drugs and alcohol. Note: This regulation also applies to crewmembers aboard foreign flag vessels involved in a serious marine incident that occurs in U.S. waters.
To schedule a Coast Guard drug test Hampton Beach NH service, Call (800) 219-7161.
Did You Know?
Hampton Beach is a village district, census-designated place, and beach resort within the town of Hampton, in the U.S. state of New Hampshire, located on the Atlantic Ocean. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,275. Hampton Beach is located in Rockingham County, approximately 15 miles (24 km) south of Portsmouth. The community is a popular tourist destination and the busiest beach community in the state. Ocean Boulevard, the main street along the beach, includes a boardwalk, many shops and businesses, several seasonal hotels, and the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. The Ballroom hosts many national acts throughout the summer months. Hampton Beach State Park was named one of four “Superstar” beaches in the US in 2011, for having had perfect water quality testing results in each of the last three years.
Most of the resort village lies on a barrier spit separated from the mainland by a large estuary system known as Hampton Harbor. The estuary serves as the mouth of several rivers, the largest being the Hampton River from the northwest. New Hampshire Route 1A serves as the main north-south route through the beach area, connecting the village to Seabrook Beach to the south (across the Hampton Bridge traversing the Hampton Harbor Inlet) and Rye Beach to the north. Access from the west is provided by three roads: New Hampshire Route 101 is the main access point to the densely populated southern resort area from most points west, while Winnacunnet Road (officially New Hampshire Route 101E) provides access to the less developed areas at the center of the village near a large salt marsh conservation area. Winnacunnet Road marks the northern edge of the census-designated place, but New Hampshire Route 27, known locally as High Street, marks the northern edge of the resort area.
The heaviest development lies south of the Ashworth-By-The-Sea hotel, located at the eastern terminus of NH 101 where it meets NH 1A, known locally as Ocean Boulevard. From this point south, NH 1A splits into two one-way streets: the southbound Ashworth Avenue, and the northbound Ocean Boulevard. Cross streets through this area run from A Street in the north to M Street in the south. The southern end of the spit is mostly state park, with little to no buildings or development. North of the junction of 101 and 1A, the area is much less developed, dominated mostly by a large salt marsh conservation area, with small businesses and bungalows along Ocean Boulevard (NH 1A). North of Winnacunnet Road (and outside the CDP), a second area of heavier development begins with Kings Highway parallel to Ocean Boulevard, and cross streets numbered from 1st Street in the south to 19th Street in the north. The resort ends at the Windjammer Hotel at its northern end, at the junction of NH 27 and NH 1A.
Health Screenings USA is pleased to provide drug, alcohol, occupational health and DNA testing services in Hampton Beach NH.