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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Teton County has a vital interest in maintaining a safe, healthy and productive work environment for its <br />employees, students, contractors, and the public. Therefore, Teton County does not allow the unlawful <br />manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of any controlled substance or alcohol in the <br />workplace. In order to comply with IC 39-55 and insurance requirements, Teton County also prohibits the <br />use of tobacco within any County-owned or leased buildings, garages, vehicles and rolling equipment. <br />For purposes of this policy, “controlled substance” includes those controlled substances listed in <br />schedules I through V of section 202 of the Controlled Substance Act (21 U.S.C. 812), as further defined <br />by regulations at 21 CFR 1300.11 through 1300.15. Compliance with this policy is a condition of <br />employment for all employees. In addition to the legal and financial consequences associated with the <br />abuse of controlled substances, the physical and psychological effects of such abuse can have a <br />devastating effect upon the ability to perform physical and intellectual skills required of an employee. <br /> <br />Penalties for Violations of this Policy. Violations of this policy may be cause for termination. Violations <br />of this policy may also violate criminal law and will be referred to the appropriate legal authorities for <br />investigation. In addition to the penalties set forth in this policy, law enforcement authoriti es may <br />administer a separate penalty such as fines or imprisonment. <br /> <br />Reporting Requirements. If an employee is taking medication prescribed by a medical professional that <br />may impair the employee’s ability to function at work, the employee must inform his/her supervisor. <br />Employees may not report to work under the influence of any drug, alcoholic beverage, intoxicant, <br />narcotic or other substance which will adversely affect their ability to work, or reduce their safety or the <br />safety of others. Individuals with substance abuse problems are encouraged to voluntarily seek assistance <br />and appropriate treatment options. Employees are required to inform the Human Resources Office within <br />five (5) calendar days after any criminal conviction in the workplace involving alcohol, illegal drugs or <br />controlled substances. A conviction means a finding of guilty or the imposition of a sentence, or both, by <br />a judge or jury in any court. The County shall notify the appropriate federal agency of any convictions of <br />employees working under federal grants that involve controlled substances in the workplace within (10) <br />ten days after the County receives notice of the conviction. <br /> <br />Resources. Several options for alcohol and drug abuse treatment exist. Employees are encouraged to <br />contact the Human Resources Office for information regarding treatment options. Contact the following <br />agencies for more information, consultation or assistance for yourself or other employees: <br />Idaho Health and Welfare Division of Behavioral Health 1-800-922-3406 <br />http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Medical/SubstanceUseDisorders/FindTreatment/tabid/382/Default.aspx <br /> <br />Implementation. A copy of this policy shall be distributed to all employees. <br /> Revision: 0 <br /> Date: 12/10/12 <br /> Original Issue Date: 12/10/12 <br /> Number of Pages: 1 <br /> Approved: BOCC <br />TETON COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES <br />Drug-Free Workplace