Drug & Alcohol Supervisor

Prerequisites: This course shall have no formal pre-requisite.

Course Length: 3-4 hours – Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.

Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty-five (35) in the classroom session.

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Course Objective

  • Provide delegates the requirements of a substance abuse policy.
  • The prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse and its impact on the workplace.
  • How to recognize the link between poor performance and alcohol and/or drug abuse.
  • The progression of the disease of addiction.
  • Types of assistance available.
  • The different components of the Drug-Free Workplace Policy.
  • Their role in implementing the Drug-Free Workplace Policy.
  • Supervisor Responsibilities.
  • Delegates should be able to demonstrate knowledge during written examination.

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids

Successful Course Completion

  • Requires a minimum score of 75% or better.
  • Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by
    the total number of exam questions.
  •  Delegates will have no more than thirty (30) minutes to complete the exam.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom

Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)

Lunch: 1 Hour (if applicable)

Course Outline
About Substance Abuse

  • Definitions
    • Abuse
    • Addiction
  • Understanding Addiction
  • Reasons for Substance Abuse in the Workplace
  • Impact of Substance Abuse in the Workplace
  • Company’s Viewpoint
  • Sign and Symptoms of Substance Abuse
  • Drug Abuse Statistics
    • Age Comparison
    • Gender Comparison
    • Education Comparison
    • New Hire vs. Random
  • The High Cost of Substance Abuse
  • Video – Recognizing Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Hidden Cost of Abuse
  • Reasons for Drug Testing
  • Reasonable Cause Drug Testing
  • Common Types of Drugs and Effects
    • Amphetamines
    • Cocaine
    • Marijuana
    • Opiates
    • PCP (Phencyclidine)
      • Hallucinogens
    • Alcohol

Drug-Free Workplace Policy

  • Program Short-Term Benefits
  • Program Long-Term Benefits
  • Goals of Policy
  • Policy Content

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • About Employee Assistance Program
  • EAP Confidentiality
  • Family and Co-worker Impact on Employee

Video – DOT Drug Testing
Supervisor Responsibility

  • Responsibility
  • Legal Sensitive Areas
  • Performance Problems/Potential Crisis Situations
    • Steps to Identify Performance Problems
    • Constructive Confrontation Techniques
    • Actions following Constructive Confrontation
  • Possible Substance Abuse Situation
    • Recommended Actions
    • Supervisor Do’s and Don’t
  • Investigating a Potential Substance Abuse Crisis Situation
  • Approaching Difficult Situations
  • Summary

Practical Session

  • None

Training Center Provided Material

  • Course Material

Delegate Requirements

  • None

Reference Material / Documents
Drug Free Workplace Act 1988
Interpretation of 1904.35(b)(1)(i) and (iv)
DOT 49 CFR 382
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations

  • Course ID #: MA114


Oct 02 2023


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