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Signs & Symptoms Course Descriptions Offered By American Diagnostics

DOT Designated Employer Rep Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training

Comprehensive training on DOT drug and alcohol testing compliance for Designated Employer Representatives. This course is best suited in conjunction with our DOT Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Signs and Symptoms Drug and Alcohol Training. 

Objectives

The objectives of this DER course are:

  • To cover the basics of a DOT-mandated substance-abuse program
  • To cover in-depth all components of the testing program
  • To review all reasons for testing
  • To explain the laboratory drug testing process and the responsibilities of the Medical Review Officer, or MRO.     ​
  • To provide you with helpful hints for organizing your documents in preparation for a federal or state audit, and answer some of the most frequently asked questions.

By the end of this program, you should feel equipped and confident to lead your company’s drug and alcohol testing program as well as assist your company’s management with any decisions that must be made in relation to the program. 

DOT Employee Signs and Symptoms Drug and Alcohol Training

Employee training on the effects and consequences of prohibited drug use on personal health, safety, and work environment and manifestations and behavioral cues that may indicate drug use and abuse.

Objectives

The DOT Employee Drug & Alcohol Training aims to give the learner the proper knowledge to: 

  • Understand the purpose and procedures of drug testing​
  • Recognize workplace problems that may be related to alcohol and other drugs ​
  • Be familiar with signs and symptoms that may be the result of substance abuse​
  • Intervene in problem and crisis situations​

DOT FAA Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Signs and Symptoms Drug and Alcohol Training

Supervisor training on the effects and consequences of prohibited drug use and misuse on personal health, safety, and work environment and manifestations and behavioral cues that may indicate drug use, abuse, and alcohol misuse. In compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration supervisor training requirements in 14 CFR Part 120. Reasonable recurrent training is required. 

Objectives

The FAA DOT Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Drug & Alcohol Training aims to give the learner the proper knowledge to: 

  • Understand the purpose and procedures of drug testing​
  • Recognize workplace problems that may be related to alcohol and other drugs ​
  • Be familiar with signs and symptoms that may be the result of substance abuse​
  • Intervene in problem and crisis situations​
  • Be able to approach employees​
  • Initiate reasonable suspicion testing and complete proper documentation​
  • Feel confident about your responsibility for reasonable suspicion​
  • Protect employee confidentiality​
  • Continue to supervise employees who have been referred to assistance​
  • Avoid common supervisor traps

DOT FMCSA Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Signs and Symptoms Drug and Alcohol Training

Supervisor training on the effects and consequences of prohibited drug use and alcohol misuse on personal health, safety, and work environment and manifestations and behavioral cues that may indicate drug use, abuse and alcohol misuse. In compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration supervisor training requirements in 49 CFR Part 382.

Objectives

The FMCSA Specific DOT Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Drug & Alcohol Training aims to give the learner the proper knowledge to: 

  • Understand the purpose and procedures of drug testing​
  • Recognize workplace problems that may be related to alcohol and other drugs ​
  • Be familiar with signs and symptoms that may be the result of substance abuse​
  • Intervene in problem and crisis situations​
  • Be able to approach employees​
  • Initiate reasonable suspicion testing and complete proper documentation​
  • Feel confident about your responsibility for reasonable suspicion​
  • Protect employee confidentiality​
  • Continue to supervise employees who have been referred to assistance​
  • Avoid common supervisor traps
  • Comply with FMCSA specific rules and regulations

DOT FRA Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Signs and Symptoms Drug and Alcohol Training

Supervisor training on the effects and consequences of prohibited drug use and alcohol misuse on personal health, safety, and work environment and manifestations and behavioral cues that may indicate drug use, abuse, and alcohol misuse. This also includes training on the effects and consequences of prohibited drug use on personal health, safety, and work environment and manifestations and behavioral cues that may indicate drug use and abuse and training of FRA post-accident requirements. In compliance with the Federal Railroad Administration supervisor training requirements in 49 CFR Part 219.

Objectives

The FRA DOT Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Drug & Alcohol Training aims to give the learner the proper knowledge to: 

  • Understand the purpose and procedures of drug testing​
  • Recognize workplace problems that may be related to alcohol and other drugs ​
  • Be familiar with signs and symptoms that may be the result of substance abuse​
  • Intervene in problem and crisis situations​
  • Be able to approach employees​
  • Initiate reasonable suspicion testing and complete proper documentation​
  • Feel confident about your responsibility for reasonable suspicion​
  • Protect employee confidentiality​
  • Continue to supervise employees who have been referred to assistance​
  • Avoid common supervisor traps

DOT FTA Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Signs and Symptoms Drug and Alcohol Training

Supervisor training on the effects and consequences of prohibited drug use and alcohol misuse on personal health, safety, and work environment and manifestations and behavioral cues that may indicate drug use, abuse, and alcohol misuse. In compliance with the Federal Transit Administration supervisor training requirements in 49 CFR Part 655.

Objectives

The FTA DOT Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Drug & Alcohol Training aims to give the learner the proper knowledge to: 

  • Understand the purpose and procedures of drug testing​
  • Recognize workplace problems that may be related to alcohol and other drugs ​
  • Be familiar with signs and symptoms that may be the result of substance abuse​
  • Intervene in problem and crisis situations​
  • Be able to approach employees​
  • Initiate reasonable suspicion testing and complete proper documentation​
  • Feel confident about your responsibility for reasonable suspicion​
  • Protect employee confidentiality​
  • Continue to supervise employees who have been referred to assistance​
  • Avoid common supervisor traps

DOT PHMSA Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Signs and Symptoms Drug and Alcohol Training

Supervisor training on the effects and consequences of prohibited drug use and alcohol misuse on personal health, safety, and work environment and manifestations and behavioral cues that may indicate drug use, abuse, and alcohol misuse. In compliance with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration supervisor training requirements in 49 CFR Part 199.

Objectives

The DOT PHMSA Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Drug & Alcohol Training aims to give the learner the proper knowledge to: 

  • Understand the purpose and procedures of drug testing​
  • Recognize workplace problems that may be related to alcohol and other drugs ​
  • Be familiar with signs and symptoms that may be the result of substance abuse​
  • Intervene in problem and crisis situations​
  • Be able to approach employees​
  • Initiate reasonable suspicion testing and complete proper documentation​
  • Feel confident about your responsibility for reasonable suspicion​
  • Protect employee confidentiality​
  • Continue to supervise employees who have been referred to assistance​
  • Avoid common supervisor traps

DOT Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion: Signs and Symptoms Drug and Alcohol Training

Supervisor training on the effects and consequences of prohibited drug use on personal health, safety, and work environment and manifestations and behavioral cues that may indicate drug use and abuse.

Objectives

The DOT Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Drug & Alcohol Training aims to give the learner the proper knowledge to: 

  • Understand the purpose and procedures of drug testing​
  • Recognize workplace problems that may be related to alcohol and other drugs ​
  • Be familiar with signs and symptoms that may be the result of substance abuse​
  • Intervene in problem and crisis situations​
  • Be able to approach employees​
  • Initiate reasonable suspicion testing and complete proper documentation​
  • Feel confident about your responsibility for reasonable suspicion​
  • Protect employee confidentiality​
  • Continue to supervise employees who have been referred to assistance​
  • Avoid common supervisor traps

DOT USCG Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Signs and Symptoms Drug and Alcohol Training

Supervisor training on the effects and consequences of prohibited drug use and alcohol misuse on personal health, safety, and work environment and manifestations and behavioral cues that may indicate drug use, abuse, and alcohol misuse. In compliance with the United States Coast Guard supervisor training requirements in 46 CFR Part 16.  

Objectives

The DOT USCG Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Drug & Alcohol Training aims to give the learner the proper knowledge to: 

  • Understand the purpose and procedures of drug testing​
  • Recognize workplace problems that may be related to alcohol and other drugs ​
  • Be familiar with signs and symptoms that may be the result of substance abuse​
  • Intervene in problem and crisis situations​
  • Be able to approach employees​
  • Initiate reasonable suspicion testing and complete proper documentation​
  • Feel confident about your responsibility for reasonable suspicion​
  • Protect employee confidentiality​
  • Continue to supervise employees who have been referred to assistance​
  • Avoid common supervisor traps

Non-DOT Employee Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training

Employee training on the effects and consequences of prohibited drug use on personal health, safety, and work environment and manifestations and behavioral cues that may indicate drug use and abuse.

Geared toward employers maintaining a Drug Free Work Place (DFWP).  This course meets or exceeds many state requirements.  Please check the training requirements in each state in which you operate.

Non-DOT Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion: Signs and Symptoms Drug and Alcohol Training

Description

Supervisor training on the effects and consequences of prohibited drug use and alcohol misuse on personal health, safety, and work environment and manifestations and behavioral cues that may indicate drug use and alcohol misuse. This course is not for supervisors regulated by the Department of Transportation. 

Objectives

The non-DOT Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Drug & Alcohol Training aims to give the learner the proper knowledge to: 

  • Understand the purpose and procedures of drug testing​
  • Recognize workplace problems that may be related to alcohol and other drugs ​
  • Be familiar with signs and symptoms that may be the result of substance abuse​
  • Intervene in problem and crisis situations​
  • Be able to approach employees​
  • Initiate reasonable suspicion testing and complete proper documentation​
  • Feel confident about your responsibility for reasonable suspicion​
  • Protect employee confidentiality​
  • Continue to supervise employees who have been referred to assistance​
  • Avoid common supervisor traps

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.