Workplace Training

Reasonable Cause Supervisor Training Program

Every organization with safety-sensitive positions, whether US DOT regulated or not, needs supervisors, lead hands, and front-line managers who are able to appropriately and effectively identify possible impairment on the job.Employee drug and alcohol testing cannot be performed based on a mere hunch. Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training delivers the necessary tools and skills to recognize and appropriately handle employees exhibiting signs of impairment.

This 4-hour course will prepare supervisors for determining whether or not reasonable suspicion exists and what to do when they suspect it. This course meets both COAA (Canadian Model) and U.S. Department of Transportation requirements for Supervisor Training.

Program Outline:

  • Applicable Legislation and Industry Standards
  • Drugs & Their Effects
  • Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace
  • Managing Reasonable Cause Situations
  • Reasonable Cause and Post-Incident Testing Protocols

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Implementing and Managing your Fit for Duty Policy & Program (DER Training)

In recent years, companies and worksites have begun to change their approach to workplace safety. This paradigm shift is intensified by the upcoming legalization of marijuana, which makes it imperative that workplace policies and testing address employee impairment and fitness for duty, rather than focus solely on employee substance use.

In addition, though drug and alcohol testing are not regulated in Canada, there are still legislative requirements that must be met and be complied with. These requirements include Federal and Provincial Human Rights legislation, Privacy Acts, and Labor Standards.

This 3-hour course will provide program administrators and management information and tools to manage their workplace Fit for Duty programs in a way that protects the company from liability while also supporting worker health and safety.

Program Outline:

  • Impact of Human Rights, Privacy, and OH&S
  • Limitations and Options for Drug & Alcohol Testing
  • Medical Clearance – Prescription Medication and Medical Cannabis
  • Marijuana Legislation
  • What is Addiction?
  • Program Components and Policy Recommendations
  • The role of the Substance Abuse Professional
  • The Return to Duty Process

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