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Motivating Supervisors in a DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training Course

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If you are offering reasonable suspicion training to DOT Supervisors, it's important motivate them to pay attention

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the content and later be willing to act on suspicion when they detect it.

You can give all sorts of information to managers and classroom participants, but will they walk away ready and willing to act? It takes more than signs and symptoms, but the the Federal government is not going to tell what to do to make this happen. In fact, the details are pretty skimpy -- awareness, signs and symptoms, length of the training, and that's about it.

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Help supervisors feel more committed and motivated to participate in reasonable suspicion identification by impressing them with information, like injury, death risk, and permanent injury associated with substance abuse, as well as the cost to organization. 

The costs associated with alcohol use and abuse in the workplace can include lost productivity, absenteeism, increased healthcare expenses, and the cost of accidents and injuries that occur as a result of alcohol-impaired employees.

There can also be costs related to the consequences of substance abuse, such as decreased job performance, increased turnover, and legal liabilities. It's important to note that the cost of alcohol use and abuse in the workplace can also have a ripple effect, impacting not only the individual employee and their coworkers, but also the wider community and society as a whole.

The effects of substance abuse can result in a range of negative outcomes, from lower quality of life for those affected to increased strain on public resources and social services. Therefore, addressing alcohol use and abuse in the workplace can not only help to reduce costs and improve productivity, but can also have a positive impact on the well-being of employees, their families, and the wider community. 

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