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Connecticut Department of Labor
List of Occupations Designated As High-Risk Or Safety-Sensitive by the
Labor Commissioner of the State of Connecticut (
03/10)

LIST OF OCCUPATIONS DESIGNATED AS HIGH‑RISK OR SAFETY‑SENSITIVE BY THE LABOR COMMISSIONER OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT 

The following is a list of occupations designated as high risk or safety sensitive by the Labor Commissioner as a result of specific request received on behalf of individual employers.  

This list may serve only as a guide for the Commissioner in future investigations and determinations made pursuant to the regulations. Employers may institute random urinalysis drug testing only after their individual request has received written approval from the Commissioner.

(See list below)



HIGH-RISK OCCUPATIONS
 
  • Advanced Climber/Trimmer-Trainee (Power Line Clearance)

  • Advanced Life Support Technicians

  • Aerial Construction Supervisor

  • Air Pollution Engineer

  • Aircraft Mechanic

  • Airframe and Powerplant Technician

  • Assembler/Packager (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing)

  • Assembly Technician (Power Generation Plant)

  • Assistant Plant Operator (Power Generations)

  • Assistant Utility Operator (Plant Generations)

  • Avionics Technician

  • Back Piler Operator (Terminal Operations)

  • Beta Field Engineer

  • Blender

  • Blasters

  • Boilermaker (Elevated Construction)

  • Boilermaker/Pipefitter/Plumber/Welder (Elevated Construction)

  • Branch Managers (Compressed Gas)

  • Bricklayers (Bridge, Tunnel and Elevated Highway Construction)

  • Bulldozer Operator (Terminal Operations)

  • Bus Driver

  • Bus Monitor/Aide

  • Camp Counselors (First Aid/CPR Certified)

  • Carpenters (Elevated Concrete Form Work)

  • Carpenter (Elevated Construction)

  • Carpenters and Joiners (Bridge, Tunnel and Elevated Highway Construction)

  • Carriers (Terminal Operations)

  • Caulking Specialist (High-Rise/Elevated)

  • Chauffer

  • Checker (Terminal Operations)

  • Chemical Compounding Manager/Supervisor/Personnel (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing)

  • Chemical Lab Technician/Assistant (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing)

  • Chemical Operator (Hazardous Materials)

  • Chemical Processors (Surgical Sponge Manufacturing)

  • Chemist (Hazardous Waste Materials)

  • Chemist/Hazardous Waste Handler/Manager

  • Chief Chemist (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing)

  • Climber/Trimmer-Trainee (Power Line Clearance)

  • Clinical Assistant

  • Clinicians (Social Workers, Therapists, and Psychologists)

  • Coax Splicer

  • Compressed Gas Delivery Personnel

  • Construction Engineer (Elevated Construction)

  • Construction Splicer (Television Cable)

  • Consultant Pharmacist

  • Container Management Worker (Hazardous Waste Materials)

  • Corporate Industrial Hygienist (Chemical/Mining Facilities)

  • Corporate Security Personnel (Executive Protection)

  • Counseling Assistant

  • Crane Operator

  • Crane Operator (Power Generations)

  • Crane Operator (Prestress concrete)

  • Crew Chief (Armored Car)

  • Crew Leader (Power Line Clearance)

  • Cryogenic Repair/Installation Associates

  • Cylinder Shot Blasting Operators

  • Deburrer

  • Director, Environmental Health & Safety (Power Generations)

  • Director of Field Services (Power Generation Plant)

  • Director of IV Services

  • Director of Operations (EMS)

  • Director of Operations (Power Generation Plant)

  • Director of Safety & Compliance (Power Generation Plant)

  • Dispatcher (Ambulance & Handicapped Services Vehicle)

  • Dispatcher (Petroleum Products)

  • Dispatcher/Forklift Operator (Prestress Concrete)

  • Disposing Operator (Water Treatment Plant/Flammable, Hazardous Liquid)

  • Distillation Chemists

  • District Field Operations Supervisor (Explosives)

  • Divers (Bridge, Tunnel and Elevated Highway Construction)

  • Diving Tenders (Bridge, Tunnel and Elevated Highway Construction)

  • Dock/Yardworker (Petroleum Products)

  • Driller/Explosives Handler

  • Driller/Explosives Technician

  • Driver/Explosives Handler

  • Driver/Guard (Armored Car)

  • Drivers of School Buses and/or Student Transportation Vehicles

  • Drop Swapper (Television Cable)

  • Drum Laborer

  • E & I Technician (Power Generations)

  • Electrician (Elevated Construction)

  • Electronics Service Technician

  • Emergency Medical Technician

  • Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate (EMT‑I)

  • Emission Measurements Technician

  • Engineer (Hazardous Waste Site)

  • Environmental Scientist (Hazardous Waste/Petroleum Products)

  • Equipment/Forklift Operators

  • Executive Chauffeur

  • Executive Director (EMS)

  • Expediter

  • Explosives Handler

  • Explosives Technician

  • Explosives Technician Trainee

  • Facility Maintenance Team Member

  • Facility Safety Specialist

  • Fiber Optic Observer

  • Fiber Splicer

  • Field Engineer (Elevated Construction)

  • Field Laborer (Power Generation Plant)

  • Field Logistics Manager (Power Generation Plant)

  • Field Operations Manager (Explosives)

  • Field Project Supervisor (Power Generation Plant)

  • Field Service Representative (Fuel Station Monitoring)

  • Field Technician (Hazardous Waste/Petroleum Products)

  • Field Technician (Hazardous Waste Site)

  • Field Test Engineers (Off‑Shore Drilling)

  • Field Welder (Power Generation Plant)

  • Filling Manager/Supervisor (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing)

  • Finisher (Prestress Concrete)

  • Fireplace Installer

  • Fire Sprinkler Technician (Elevated Construction)

  • Flagman

  • Fleet Engineer (EMS)

  • Flight Attendant

  • Flight Officer

  • Floaters (Surgical Sponge Manufacturing)

  • Foreman

  • Forklift Operator

  • Forklift Operator (Terminal Operations)

  • Forklift Operator (Hazardous Materials)

  • FPI/X-ray

  • Furnace Operator

  • Gang Boss (Terminal Operations)

  • Garage Mechanics (Terminal Operations)

  • Gemko/PK Operator

  • General Laborer (Terminal Operations)

  • General Maintenance Personnel

  • General Warehouse

  • Groundperson (Power Line Clearance)

  • Group Leaders (Surgical Sponge Manufacturing)

  • Guard/Fireman

  • Gutter Installer

  • HVAC Service Technician

  • Handlers and Users of Radioactive Sources

  • Hardware Technician

  • Health & Safety Officer (Hazardous Waste Site)

  • Heavy Equipment Operators (Elevated Construction)

  • Hold Operator of Forklift (Terminal Operations)

  • Hydrogeologist (Hazardous Waste Site)

  • Hydro Test Operator

  • Inspector

  • Inspector (Crane)

  • Inspector (Elevated Construction)

  • Inspectors (Surgical Sponge Manufacturing)

  • Installation Representative/Manager (Fuel Station Monitoring)

  • Installation/Repair Technician (Television Cable)

  • Installer (Television Cable)

  • Insulation Installer

  • Insulator

  • Insulator (Elevated Construction)

  • Invalid Coach Driver

  • Inventory Assistant Team Leader

  • Inventory Control Team Leader

  • Inventory Control Team Member

  • Iron Workers (Bridge, Tunnel and Elevated Construction)

  • Ironworker (Rebar & Structural)

  • IV Nurse

  • IV Pharmacist

  • IV Pharmacy Technician

  • Lab Manager

  • Lab Manager (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing)

  • Lab Technicians

  • Laboratory Director (Hazardous Waste Materials)

  • Laborer (Power Generations)

  • Laborer (Power Line Clearance)

  • Laborer (Road Crack and Joint Repair)

  • Laborers (Bridge, Tunnel and Elevated Highway Construction)

  • Laborers (Elevated Concrete Form Work)

  • Lathe Operators

  • Lead Assembly Technician (Power Generation Plant)

  • Lead Installation/Line Technician (Television Cable)

  • Lead Laborer (Power Generations)

  • Lead Technician (Fuel Station Monitoring)

  • Leadman (Prestress Concrete)

  • Leakage Technician (Television Cable)

  • Licensed Operator (Waste Water Treatment Plant)

  • Licensed Practical Nurses

  • Light Duty Wrecker Operator

  • Limousine Driver

  • Lineman

  • Line Technician (Television Cable)

  • Loader/Unloader

  • Location Manager (Petroleum or Petrochemical Laboratory)

  • Longshoreman (Terminal Operations)

  • Machine Operators (Surgical Sponge Manufacturing)

  • Machine Setup Mechanic (Plastic Products Manufacturing)

  • Machinist (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing)

  • Machinist (Plastic Products Manufacturing)

  • Maintaining revenue service vehicles or equipment used in revenue service

  • Maintenance Electrician/Steamfitter

  • Maintenance Electrician/Steamfitter (Elevated
    Construction)

  • Maintenance Manager (Power Generations)

  • Maintenance Mechanic Helpers (Terminal Operations)

  • Maintenance Mechanic

  • Maintenance Mechanics (Terminal Operations)

  • Maintenance Mechanics, Lead 1st & 2nd class (Power Generations)

  • Maintenance Person/Forklift Operator (Prestress Concrete)

  • Maintenance Personnel (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing)

  • Maintenance Supervisor

  • Maintenance Supervisor (Power Generations)

  • Maintenance Worker (Hazardous Waste Materials)

  • Manager, Technical & Field Service (Fuel Station Monitoring)

  • Marine Terminal Operator (Petroleum Products)

  • Masons (Elevated Concrete Form Work)

  • Material Handler

  • Material Handler (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing)

  • Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Plastic Products Manufacturing)

  • Mechanic

  • Mechanics (Heating, Elevated Construction)

  • Mechanics (Placarded Vehicles Carrying Hazardous Materials)

  • Mechanics (School Buses and/or Student Transportation Vehicles)

  • Milling Machinists

  • Millwright

  • Millwright (Elevated Construction)

  • Mobile Equipment Operator (Power Generations)

  • Operating Engineer

  • Operating Engineers (Bridge, Tunnel and Elevated Highway Construction)

  • Operating Engineer (Cranes/Heavy Equipment/Piledriver/Forklifts)

  • Operation of  a revenue service vehicle, whether or not such vehicle is in revenue service.

  • Operations Manager (Armored Car)

  • Operations Manager (EMS)

  • Operations Manager (Power Generations)

  • Operations Superintendent (Power Generations)

  • Operations Technician (Fuel Station Monitoring)

  • Operator of Medi‑Van

  • Operators of Handicapped Services Vehicles

  • Overhead Crane Operator (10 ton and over)

  • Packagers (Surgical Sponge Manufacturing)

  • Packer/Forklift Operator (Plastic Products Manufacturing)

  • Painters (Elevated Construction)

  • Painters (Elevated Structure)

  • Pallet Jack Operator

  • Paramedic

  • Payload Operator (Terminal Operations)

  • Petroleum/Chemical Inspector

  • Petroleum or Petrochemical Laboratory Manager

  • Pharmaceutical Clinical Quality Assurance Rep

  • Pharmaceutical Data Entry Technician/Supervisor

  • Pharmaceutical Medical Records Technician

  • Pharmaceutical Picking/Packaging/Manager/Supevisor

  • Pharmaceutical Picking Technician

  • Pharmaceutical Production Manager

  • Pharmaceutical Purchasing Staff/Manager

  • Pharmaceutical Returns/Pyxis Technician

  • Pharmacist

  • Pharmacy Technician

  • Physicians

  • Physician Assistants

  • Pick Up Gear (Terminal Operations)

  • Pile Drivers (Bridge, Tunnel and Elevated Highway Construction)

  • Pilot

  • Pipefitter

  • Plant Associates (Compressed Gas)

  • Plant Foreman (Petroleum Products)

  • Plantman (Petroleum Products)

  • Plant Manager

  • Plant Manager (Compressed Gas)

  • Plant Manager (Petroleum Products)

  • Plant Manager (Power Generations)

  • Plant Operator (Petroleum Products)

  • Plant Operator (Power Generations)

  • Plant Superintendent (Petroleum Products)

  • Plant Supervisor (Petroleum Products)

  • Plant Technician

  • Plasma Sprayer

  • Plater

  • Plumbers/Pipefitters (Elevated Construction)

  • Pre-Wire (Television Cable)

  • Processing Supervisor (Hazardous Waste Materials)

  • Production Chemists

  • Production Supervisors/Managers

  • Project Engineer (Power Generation Plant)

  • Project Manager (Elevated Construction)

  • Propane Service Technician

  • Pumpers

  • Quality Assurance Manager (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing)

  • Quality Control Chemists

  • Quality Control Inspector (Aircraft)

  • Quality Control Inspector (Prestress Concrete)

  • Quality Control Lab Technician (Prestress Concrete)

  • Quality Control-Laboratory (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing)

  • Quality Control-Production Inspector (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing)

  • Quality Control Supervisor

  • Quality Control Team Member/Produce Inspector

  • Quality Monitors (Surgical Sponge Manufacturing)

  • Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner

  • Registered Nurses

  • Remedial Service, Technician (Hazardous Waste Materials)

  • Repair Personnel of Ambulance and Handicapped Services Vehicles

  • Research & Development Chemist

  • Residential House Parent

  • Riggers of Containment Cables

  • Safety Manager (Elevated Construction)

  • Safety Officer (Armored Car)

  • Sanitation Assistant Team Leader

  • Sanitation Team Leader

  • Sanitation Team Member

  • Sailing Instructor

  • Sales Representative/Demonstrator (Heavy Equipment)

  • Sales Representative (Crane)

  • Security Guard/Safety

  • Selector/Forklift Operator

  • Senior Projects Manager (Fuel Station Monitoring)

  • Senior Technician (Television Cable)

  • Service Manager (Cranes)

  • Service Technician (Cranes)

  • Service Technician (Industrial Chimney/Air Duct and Boiler Systems)

  • Service Technician (Television Cable)

  • Set-up/Filling (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing)

  • Shift Supervisor (Power Generations)

  • Shipper/Warehouseman/Yardman

  • Shipping Receiving (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing)

  • Shop Laborer (Power Generation Plant)

  • Shore Crane Operator (Terminal Operations)

  • Shuttle Driver

  • Signalman (Terminal Operations)

  • Site Clean-up Crews (Hazardous Waste)

  • Sorters

  • Sprinkler Apprentice

  • Sprinkler Mechanic

  • Staff Scientist (Hazardous Waste Site)

  • Stripper (Chemical)

  • Supervisor (Ambulance & Handicapped Services Vehicle)

  • Supervisor (Prestress concrete)

  • Supervisor of Professional Services (EMS)

  • Tallying Employees (Terminal Operations)

  • Teacher

  • Teacher Aide

  • Teamsters

  • Technical/Marketing Representative (Explosives)

  • Terminal Foreman (Petroleum Products)

  • Terminal Supervisor (Petroleum Products)

  • Thermal Sprayers/Gritblasters (Metalizing Operations)

  • Toolmaker

  • Top Climber/Top Trimmer (Power Line Clearance)

  • Traffic Manager (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing)

  • Trainer/Forklift

  • Transfer Station Operator (Power Generations)

  • Truck Driver (Hazardous Waste Materials)

  • Truck Driver (LP Gas, Gasoline, Combustible Fuel)

  • Truck Driver (Petroleum Products)

  • Truck Driver (Road Crack and Joint Repair)

  • Truck Drivers (Bridge, Tunnel and Elevated Highway Construction)

  • Truck Drivers Helpers (Bridge, Tunnel and Elevated Highway Construction)

  • Truck Loaders

  • Truckloading Dock Operator of Forklift (Terminal Operations)

  • Underground Construction Supervisor

  • Underground Utility Locate Technician

  • Utility Man

  • Utility Operator (Power Generations)

  • VTL Machinist

  • Van Driver (Revenue Service)

  • Vanlube/Bridge Operator

  • Vault Personnel (Armed)

  • Warehouse Maintenance & Utility Persons (Hazardous Materials)

  • Warehouse/Shipping Clerks

  • Wastewater Treatment Manager

  • Wastewater Treatment Operator

  • Waterproofing Installer

  • Welder/Fabricators

  • Welder (Elevated Construction)

  • Welder (Prestress Concrete)

  • Weld Manager (Elevated Construction)

  • Wheel Chair Van Driver

  • Winch Operator (Terminal Operations)

  • Window Installer

  • Working Foreman (Hazardous Materials)

  • Yard Laborer

  • Yardman (Hazardous Waste Materials)


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