Rockford, Illinois Drug Testing
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About Rockford, Illinois
Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County, Illinois. The city has a population over 148,000 people. The Rockford Metro Area consists of Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago counties. The principal cities in the area include Belvidere, Freeport, Loves Park, and Machesney Park.
The primary industries in Rockford are manufacturing and healthcare. The top employers in the city are the Rockford Public School District, Chrysler - Belvidere Assembly Plant, and the Swedish American Hospital.
Rockford is home to many parks and museums. The Anderson Japanese Gardens spans 10 acres. You can camp, hike, fish, boat, and hunt in the 3,093 acre Rock Cut State Park. Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden is 155 acres and has an amazing selection of both indigenous and foreign plant species.
Facts about Rockford
- Rockford is called “the Forest City”.
- Halfway between Chicago and Galena, the community was briefly known as Midway, but quickly became known as Rockford, because of the excellent ford across the Rock River.
- Due to its location in the midwest, naturally a deciduous forest, Rockford's climate contains four clearly defined seasons.
- During the early-to-late 1940s the Rockford Peaches (of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League) were one of the first all-female baseball teams in the world.
SAMHSA Report for Illinois
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 820,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in Illinois. Though Rockford is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Employers are Responsible for Maintaining a Drug-free Work Environment in Rockford
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.
Employees are Responsible for Their Safety and the Safety of Others
Employees must take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of others. They must cooperate with the employer when actions are taken to comply with company alcohol and drug policy regulations. It is considered a good practice for employers to remove employees from their act of duty immediate when they have failed the drug test or reported for services under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs.
Creating Your Drug-free Workplace Policy
An effective workplace policy is not generic; it needs to reﬂect the speciﬁc group(s) and requirements of the organization. A written workplace policy needs to be developed in consultation with all levels of the company. US Drug Test Centers believes that it is very important to create a policy that works best for your company. We understand that each company has specific employee rules and regulations while still complying with state specific laws.
By completing our Drug-Free Workplace Policy Form you will receive a policy compliance manual that includes step by step instructions and all required documents. These resources include a policy statement on controlled substance use and alcohol misuse in the workplace, educational materials, employee assistance programs, information regarding rehabilitation and treatment programs, access to a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) for DOT violations, copies of DOT regulations (if your company falls under DOT guidelines), random testing instructions, and instructions for record keeping.
Creating Awareness of Your Drug-free Workplace Policy
By making sure that employees are properly educated on the personal and professional consequences of drug use and alcohol misuse, employers can maintain a drug-free workplace. Employers and employees should work closely together to effectively create and manage the awareness of the risks and responsibilities related to alcohol and drug misuse in the workplace. We can provide your company with resources for your employees to learn more about drug use and who to contact if they have a substance abuse problem. The overall aim is to ensure all individuals gain an awareness of drugs and alcohol as hazards in the workplace.
Rockford’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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