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15 Critical Tips for Non-DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors

15 Critical Tips for Non-DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors

The idea of training supervisors in substance abuse awareness is a good one. You will reduce risk in your workplace, help protect the bottom line, and the information your supervisors get naturally travels beyond the workplace to positively affect people in their lives.

And the nightmares you prevent by doing training will never be known. Training easy to do, inexpensive, and you can start immediately from this page.

Of course, most businesses don't need the length and trouble of the DOT mandated format which focuses on important substances of abuse and time requirements.

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Here, we will discuss non-DOT training, which essentially means that i



t is not as long, but of course there is no universal understanding of what should be included in such training. I'll give you the benefit of my 35 years of experience,

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Specifically, I am going to give you 15 fantastic and effective tips that will make an impression on your supervisors and maximize the likelihood that they will act on the information you provide to them.

You have positions in your company that are risky, especially if an employee is under the influence, right? Otherwise you probably would not be here. Indeed, the Federal DOT does not control forklifts, small trucks, employees who work at dangerous heights, and lots of other positions that become nightmares read to happen with a drug or otherwise drugged employee.

Non-DOT vs DOT

Non-DOT drug and alcohol awareness training should include alcohol awareness education and drug awareness training, and this generally also includes the signs and symptoms of substance use along with education and awareness on how employees are effected by any drug, the impact on the workplace situation that might occur by a using employee, and the signs and symptoms of use.

With this information, supervisors are in theory, able to identify an employee who may be using substances on the job, and refer them to testing.

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But there is a lot more to it.

Let’s discuss 15 major tips for making these programs for drug and alcohol awareness for supervisors successful. That means globally three things: good information, sticky and memorable information, and motivating supervisors to act on the information presented in training.

Wait, let me expand on that!

Motivation means one critical thing – dispelling myths and misconceptions about substance abuse, addiction, alcoholism, drug dependency, and the who, why, and how these things develop, and the best way to treatment or intervene with employees who acquire these problems. If you don't do this, then employees remain bound to old behaviors. You must shake things up a bit. So tip #1:

Tip 1: See your Non-DOT Supervisor Training as an education program that helps all people, not a tool to find addicts.

Training given to supervisors helps them, helps them manage employees more effectively, and motivates them to see substance use disorders as disease processes that better hold employees accountable for getting treatment. Supervisor enable less. And the information they acquire in the training travels with them in their personal lives.

Continuing shortly....I am authoring this article for human resource and safety managers. Visit again in a couple days, but phone me about the training you discover on this page, if you wish.

Daniel A. Feerst, MSW, LISW-CP