Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors
Date: Jun 12th, 2019
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us June 12th for our live, online reasonable suspicion training for supervisors (Non-DOT).
Our supervisor training will teach you how to recognize the signs, symptoms and performance indicators of drug abuse and alcohol misuse in the workplace. This course will review the indicators of substance abuse, in depth, and meets the training requirements of programs that offer a State Workers’ Comp. discount for testing.
Supervisor training is important for many reasons, whether it be to ensure your employees are happy and productive, or to avoid unnecessary legalities. One of the most important roles you will have as a supervisor is maintaining a safe environment for your employees. Reasonable suspicion training for supervisors will help you learn how to spot potential substance abuse, as well as how to confront an employee or co-worker that may be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
Understanding Your Responsibility as a Supervisor
In any organization that has implemented a drug-free workplace program, it is the supervisor’s responsibility to:
- Know your organization’s drug-free workplace policy. You should be familiar with what is considered acceptable vs not acceptable, as well as the penalties an employee faces if they are found in violation of the policy.
- Explain the policy to employees. As a supervisor, employees will come to you with questions and concerns about your workplace policy. You must have a solid understanding of the policy and be ready to answer questions.
- Understand the role you play. Because you are a supervisor, you are in a unique position. You play a vital role in having a successful drug-free workplace program. You also need to understand the different signs of potential drug and/or alcohol use, as well as understanding that substance abuse is not the only reason for poor job performance.
In addition to understanding your responsibilities as a supervisor, we will also review different scenarios you may experience in this type of leadership role. These types of scenarios will not only teach you what signs and symptoms to look for, but they will also help you learn how to address the situation properly and professionally.