OccuMed of New England offers various training courses at our corporate office. Public courses are uploaded onto our training calendar on www.occumedne.com/events-calendar/. These courses may be subject to cancellation/rescheduling. Students will be notified of rescheduling within one week of the start date of the class.
Reasonable Suspicion for Supervisors
March 29 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
About the Course:
This training course provides practical guidance and serves as a reference tool for any company who administers an on-going drug and alcohol testing program and promotes a drug and alcohol free workplace. This program will explain the concept of reasonable suspicion and the effects of drug and alcohol use in the workplace. Supervisors will be trained on recognizing and acting on indicators of alcohol misuse and drug use. Reasonable Suspicion Training will provide your company and supervisors with the tools and knowledge needed to meet and satisfy this specific federal requirement. It will prepare your supervisors for complicated situations and the quick decisions they are required to make. The course will include an overview of new and existing DOT rules and regulations regarding drug and alcohol testing; DOT policy issues including validity testing, public interest exclusion (PIE) and Stand-down; review of drug and alcohol testing protocols and lab procedures and the role of the Medical Review Officer and Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).
- Introduction to Reasonable Suspicion
- Review of Company Drug & Alcohol Policy
- State & Federal Regulations/Laws
- Substance Abuse at Work & Warning Signs
- Enforcing Policy: Documenting & Recognizing Observable Effects
- Supervisor Protocol
- Testing Checklist
- Potential Signs & Symptoms
Who Should Attend:
Supervisors and Managers.
49 CFR Section 382.603 states in part that “all persons designated to supervise drivers receive at least 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and at least an additional 60 minutes of training on controlled substances use”