Santa Rosa, California Drug Testing
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About Santa Rosa, California
Santa Rosa is the county seat of Sonoma County, California. It has a population of over 170,000. Santa Rosa is the largest city on California’s North Coast and the fifth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area. The North Coast region, or the Redwood Empire, extends from the San Francisco Bay to the Oregon border. It includes Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, Marin, and Sonoma counties.
Santa Rosa’s top employers are the County of Sonoma, Kaiser Permanente, and Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa. Retail is a huge industry in the city. Its three shopping malls have over 210 merchants combined. Santa Rosa is also home to 12 neighborhood shopping centers and 17 commercial districts.
Santa Rosa is about an hour north of San Francisco. Tourists are able to easily access the nearby cities of Bodega Bay, Calistoga, Petaluma, and Sonoma from the city. Santa Rosa is also home to the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center and the Luther Burbank Rose Parade and Festival.
Facts about Santa Rosa
- Santa Rosa has served as a location for many major films, including: The Happy Land (1943); Shadow of a Doubt (1943); It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) Wired (1989); Cheaper by the Dozen (2003); and Paranormal Activity 3 (2011).
- Hood Mountain can be seen to the east. To the southeast, Taylor Mountain and Sonoma Mountain are readily visible from much of the city.
- The 85-year-old Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra performs at Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, a new venue with traditional "shoebox" acoustics.
- For many years the City's slogan was “The City Designed For Living”. In 2007 the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce adopted a new slogan, “California's Cornucopia”.
- The Sonoma State University Library, in Rohnert Park, holds the Gaye LeBaron Collection: 700 file folders of her research notes and primary source materials, containing some 10,000 documents.
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 Santa Rosa is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Frequently Asked Questions about Drug and Alcohol Testing in Santa Rosa
- Is it okay to drug test if we don't have a drug testing policy in place?
- Not a good idea from a liability perspective. Just think about what you will do if the person tests positive. Your best practice and to be safe from liability is to have a drug free workplace policy prior to drug testing employees. Custom written drug testing policies are available from US Drug Test Centers.
- Can I fire an employee for being on drugs or for suspecting they are on drugs?
- You should have a company drug free workplace policy stating the consequences of a positive drug test. You can fire an employee for a violation of your company policy. It is not a best practice to fire someone based on suspicion of drug use. Always check with your human resources and/or legal departments.
- With all this Medical Marijuana, Can I Maintain a Drug Free Workplace?
- Yes, with medical and recreational marijuana, employers still need to maintain drug free workplace programs. Various federal laws require all employers to provide a safe and healthy work environment and those with certain safety-sensitive jobs or who have federal contracts or grants to maintain a drug-free workplace. Employers whose businesses are related to public safety and security must be able to ensure their employees are not impaired while at work. Otherwise, employers face litigation of a different sort: lawsuits caused by impaired employees that involve injuries or deaths among fellow employees or the general public.
- In States with medical and/or recreational marijuana, employers may choose whether to make an exception for medical marijuana use. But, if that is an exception that an employer decides to make, it must be an exception that is applied after a thoughtful consideration of all the safety and business risks involved and done in a manner in which the employer does not unnecessarily expose itself to potential claims for discrimination (particularly if the exception is granted to some but not all employees).
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!
Santa Rosa’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.