Course Description: When employees perform safety-sensitive tasks such as driving, it is your responsibility as a supervisor to ensure that they are able to perform their duties without endangering themselves, their fellow employees, or the public.
- U.S.A. workplace drug-abuse statistics.
- Why most supervisors/managers are in denial or ignore possible employee drug problems.
- Obligations and responsibilities of supervisors and managers.
- Recognizing/identifying workplace drug-users.
- Common illicit drugs to aid in recognition.
- Typical drug-use paraphernalia to aid in recognition.
- Legally-defensible procedures for reasonable suspicion testing.
Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course but students should be at a supervisory level.
- Identify the role of the supervisor in making a reasonable suspicion determination.
- Evaluate what observations are needed.
- List and identity the signs and symptoms of alcohol and/or drug use.
- Recognize what to do if you feel that a drug or alcohol test is necessary.
- Describe and identify record-keeping requirements in cases of reasonable suspicion.
Course Materials: This course consists of several different components which include power point presentations, lecture, real life case studies, class discussion and hands on demonstration. Students must bring a picture ID to the class.
Course Duration: 4 hours of training (not including class breaks).
Upon completion of the training, all participants will receive a certificate of completion.