Reasonable Cause Training

It’s a federal requirement for all FMCSA, USCG, FAA, FTA, FRA and PHMSA Modes and is also used as part of Drug Free Workplace Programs to ensure that any employee with the authority to initiate a reasonable cause test complete 60/60 minute of drug/alcohol reasonable suspicion signs and symptoms training. Failure to complete training is a violation of federal law.

FMCSA: 49 CFR Part 382 (This course fulfills the employers requirements under this section)

 

FAA: 14 CFR Part 121 Append I & J (This course fulfills part of the employers requirements under this section)

 

FTA: 49 CFR Part 655 Covered employees must receive at least 60 minutes of training on the effects and consequences of prohibited drug use on personal health, safety, and the work environment, and on the signs and symptoms that may indicate prohibited drug use. (This course fulfills all DOT requirements for this section)

 

PHMSA: 49 CFR Part 219 (This course fulfills part of the employers requirements under this section)

 

USCG: 46 CFR Part 16 & 4 (This course fulfills part of the employers, crewmembers and employee requirements under this section)

 

FRA: 49 CRF Part 219 (This course fulfills part of the employers requirements under this section.  FRA Modes need to get an additional hour of Post Accident Training after taking this two hour Reasonable Cause course (1 hr drugs, 1 hr alcohol) to be fully compliant with FRA training requirements (totaling 3 hrs of training)

 

Workplace & Public Safety

Supervisors are your organization’s first line of defense when it comes to avoiding potential catastrophic safety incidents involving substance abusing employees. This course will help supervisors better spot the signs and symptoms of drug abuse, confidently intervene when necessary and do so using industry best practices.

 

Supervisors Will Learn:

 

  • How to spot common signs and symptoms of substance abuse
  • What federal law requires them to do when they suspect an employee is abusing
  • When immediate intervention is required
  • How to overcome reluctance to act
  • How to initiate an intervention for crisis and performance situations
  • How to conduct a basic employee interview
  • Documentation best practices
  • Intervention best practices
  • Details about the drug and alcohol testing process and safeguards in the testing process
  • About the various drugs of abuse and the short and long term effects of use

Employees Will Learn:

 

  • Why employers test
  • Federal requirements
  • Impact of workplace and public safety
  • How users can progress from recreational use to addiction
  • Details about the drug and alcohol testing process and safeguards in the testing process
  • The effects of substance abuse on the individual, family, society and workplace
  • The basics of DOT drug testing (collection, lab analysis, medical review and SAP)
  • The basics of DOT alcohol testing
  • Safeguards in the testing process that protect both the employer and employee
  • Common drugs of abuse and the short and long term effects of their use
  • Prohibited behaviors

 

Employee Awareness

Employees subject to substance abuse testing in the workplace need to have a clear understanding of the drug and alcohol testing process they are subjected to. Since most employees are not very likely to pick up your company’s drug free workplace policy and read it front to back they end up “learning” the basics from other employees who also have not read the policy, or worse, have a complete misunderstanding of it. Employees need to have a clear understanding about what behavior is prohibited under the DOT regulations, why they cannot simply refuse to test, and what the consequences might be if they test positive or refuse.

 

Please call us today at 206.762.4456 if you would like to get set-up to take this signs and symptoms certification course.