San Fransisco, California Drug Testing
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About San Francisco, California
San Francisco is the only consolidated city-county in California and is officially known as the “City and County of San Francisco”. The city-county has a population of over 86,000 people. The San Francisco Metro Area consists of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties. The area is also home to the major cities of Oakland, Hayward, and Berkeley.
San Francisco is home to over 30 international financial institutions and 6 Fortune 500 companies. The city government itself is the largest employer. The next largest employers are the University of California San Francisco and California Pacific Medical Center. Surprisingly small businesses and self-employed firms make up over 85% of city establishments.
The international character of the city, with districts such as North Beach and Chinatown, draw large amounts of tourists every year. The city has many points of interest. Fort Point, the Palace of Fine Arts, and Golden Gate Park are all places in which you can see an abundance of examples of the architecture, art, and natural wonders of the city.
Facts about San Francisco
- San Francisco was settled by Spanish missionaries not long after the start of the American Revolution. It was named for St. Francis of Assisi.
- San Francisco is an epicenter for earthquakes, as it sits near two major faults. The most famous was the 1906 earthquake, which was responsible for destroying nearly 80% of the city.
- San Francisco is home to the Golden Gate Bridge, which has the second longest single span in the world. The bridge's famous orange is a unique variant of "International Orange," made specifically for the bridge.
- San Francisco's Lombard Avenue is famous for being the most crooked street in the world, but the honor actually belongs to another street in San Francisco, Vermont Avenue.
SAMHSA Report for California
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 2,643,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in California. Though San Francisco is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Stand Alone Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs in San Francisco
Often companies with over 12 employees will opt for a stand alone program. This is a random testing pool from a single company. Random drug and alcohol testing programs are available for bus companies, private fleets, and for-hire carriers. 25% of your company’s drivers must be tested for drugs annually and 10% of your drivers must be tested for alcohol.
Alcohol Specific Testing in San Francisco, California
US Drug Test Centers in San Francisco can also run alcohol specific tests. These include a variety of urine tests, hair tests, and breath alcohol testing. The EtG hair test measures the average ingestion of Ethyl Alcohol over a three month period. While this does not detect current impairment it can indicate a behavioral issue.
Employers are Responsible for Maintaining a Drug-free Work Environment in San Francisco
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.
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and Programs
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. It is every employer’s duty to ensure a safe and healthful working condition for all employees. Employees must take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of others, and cooperate with the employer with respect to action taken by the employer to comply with company alcohol and drug policy regulations.
US Drug Test Centers offers different drug free workplace programs. We can talk with your company to help put a drug free workplace program in place by creating a drug-free policy manual, setting up management with online drug free workplace training, enrolling all employees into random drug testing programs and more. We also give your company access to our cloud based software that allows you to schedule employee drug testing anywhere in the country 24/7!
San Francisco’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 Workplace 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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