An effective Drug free Workplace includes training. Supervisors should be trained on the policy so they can appropriately manage it, as well as have a working knowledge of the signs and symptoms of both drugs and alcohol. Reasonable suspicion is another important training that should be provided annually to ensure supervisors have the tools to effectively confront, document and determine whether a drug and/or alcohol test should be conducted.
Employees should also be educated on what a Drugfree Workplace looks like, its benefits and what they can expect from their employer. It sets the stage for engagement and success while having direct positive impact on morale, productivity and understanding why the policy is in place.
Some federal agencies require training depending on the bureau, transportation modal, etc. Training can be conducted on-site or web-based.
For more information on how your company can take advantage of these programs, call: 1-866-896-0603
SAMPLE TRAINING TOPICS
– Focuses on the Supervisor’s role in maintaining an effective drug free workplace. Material includes: reasonable suspicion, signs and symptoms, stereotypes, intervention, enabling, documentation as well as DOT specific material.
– Explains what a Drugfree Workplace policy says, the benefits to both employer and employees, the consequences for non-compliance and resources available.
Employee Awareness Training
– Provides employees with a basic understanding of the problems associated with drug and alcohol use and the consequences of that use in the workplace. Employees learn when to say “when” and why to say “no”.
Designated Employer Representative (DER) Training
– The DER Compliance course provides instruction and resource material that enables the DER to: fully understand the role of the DER in the drug testing process; ensure complete compliance with federal rules and regulations; and better serve the employees they work with by being knowledgeable about the entire mandated drug and alcohol testing process.