DSP will be hosting several “Reasonable Suspicion” training webinars over the next month. This training is for employers concerned with enforcing their substance abuse policies in the wake of recreational cannabis legalization in Illinois. These sessions will train supervisors to recognize the symptoms of substance abuse, the indicators that create reasonable suspicion, and how to move forward once substance abuse has been detected.
COST: $50 per attendee
- Saturday, July 18 – 8:00AM – 11:00AM CDT
- Tuesday, August 4 – 1:00PM – 4:00PM CDT
- Wednesday, August 12 – 9:00AM – 12:00PM CDT
Training subject matter will include:
- 60 minutes of training on the symptoms of alcohol abuse
- 60 minutes of training on the symptoms of controlled substance abuse
- Teaching supervisors to identify indicators that may create reasonable suspicion that an employee is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, supporting referral of an employee for testing
- Regulatory requirements regarding reasonable suspicion determination
- The reasonable suspicion process (observe, confirm, document, confront, test)
- How to approach a driver or a worker (techniques to use to ease tense situations)
- How to handle difficult situations when confronting drivers or workers
- Documenting observed behavior
- What happens after testing?
- The warning signs of alcohol and drug abuse, and what you should look for when determining reasonable suspicion
- The effects of alcohol and drugs on the body
Legal experts recommend attendance of this course for any supervisor that may be asked to assess an employee for reasonable suspicion of drug or alcohol abuse. Thorough training can be instrumental in averting legal issues down the road. This training is required by DOT (Department of Transportation) regulations for all persons that dispatch and supervise CDL drivers. Following the class, your supervisors will receive a certificate indicating that they have received training that meets all DOT requirements.
If you have any questions, please contact Steve Stetson at firstname.lastname@example.org