DOT Reasonable Suspicion Supervisors Training Course

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DOT Reasonable Suspicion Supervisors Training Course

Course #: UASC-DT-140-A 2

Course Duration: 2 Hours

Course Description:

This training course provides practical guidance and serves as a reference tool for any company who administersan on-going drug and alcohol testing program and promotes a drug and alcohol free workplace.  For Supervisors: 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”.  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).

Course Topics:

  • The Effects of Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace
  • The Role of the Supervisor in a DOT Testing Program
  • Signs, Symptoms, and Behavioral Indicators of the DOT 5 Prohibited
  • Drugs and Alcohol Misuse:
  • Prohibited Behavior and Prescription Drug Use
  • How to Recognize and Document Performance using the Behavior
  • Observation Checklist
  • How to apply the Four Steps of Constructive Confrontation
  • How to handle employee defense strategies
  • What to do when:
  • An employee refuses to be tested
  • A supervisor receives hearsay information
  • An employee discovers a suspicious substance
  • An employee who leaves the worksite without authorization after being unfit for duty

Who Should Attend:

Employers of DOT and non-DOT workers, management personnel, human resources managers, safety managers, third party administrators, insurance providers and any business owner who wants to promote a drug and alcohol free workplace and environment.

Regulatory Requirements:

Department of Transportation

Additional Details:

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Upcoming Dates:

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Service Locations:

Massachusetts, Rhode Island

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