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DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training PowerPoint -- Critical to Mention Fentanyl

We're adding Fentanyl information to the DOT Reasonable Suspicion PowerPoint, beginning next week. We will take the content directly from our Fentanyl program. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are aware that the United States is in the midst of an unprecedented opioid crisis. Pain medications like hydrocodone have long been the focus of news, [...]

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What's New Going on with Reasonable Suspicion Testing and Opioids?

What new semi-synthetic opioid testing means to your transportation workersStarting in January 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation added four semi-synthetic opioids to drug screens for truck drivers and “safety-sensitive” transportation employees.You will now find mention of these substances in reasonable suspicion training for DOT supervisors. Due to concerns about the increasing opioid epidemic in the United States, the DOT added [...]

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5 of 43 Signs and Symptoms of Reasonable Suspicion for Drug and Alcohol Use By An Employee: Dramatic Weight Loss

"Dramatic weight loss"...It's often cited as a symptom of drug abuse on those checklists you can find online. Most addiction treatment professionals will tell you dramatic weight loss, when considered a symptom, is due to the effect of some "speed like" drug -- cocaine, amphetamine abuse, using other forms of diet pills, etc.  Of course, many [...]

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Welcome to "Supervisor de FrontLine" - the EAP Newsletter for Latino Community Supervisors

Increase supervisor referrals of troubled workers to your employee assistance program by reaching managers and supervisors who speak Spanish, using the all new Supervisor de FrontLine EAP newsletter -- the same newsletter as the English version, but translated into Spanish for managers who are from Latin American countries.Buy now for $675/12 issues unlimited reproduction and editing.The [...]

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An Annual Reminder to All Supervisors about Maintaining a Respectful Workplace Is A Good Idea

Everyone once in a while as I look for workplace news that helps reduce behavioral risk, I see something simple, yet remarkable.The University of Oregon now provides an annual letter to all supervisors and leadership that reminds them about the employer's expectations for maintaining a respectful workplace.While many organizations have respect in the workplace policies, [...]

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New Year's Resolutions 2019

8 Great Tips to Help You Achieve New Year Resolutions this YearAfter a relaxing holiday season, the New Year fills us with an inherent sense of optimism, beckoning us to forget failures of the year gone by and start over. (I like forgetting the past sometimes.)Whether it is losing weight, cutting back on expenses, finding the time to pursue [...]

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No Weenie Whistle: Coping with Post Holiday Blues

It's a myth that all depressed or lonely people despise the holiday season or see it as stressful. In fact, many view this time of year as a positive experience. They look forward to participating in the get-togethers with friends and family, shopping for gifts and decorating. There are plenty of distractions and merriment to keep lonely and depressed [...]

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Manager's Handbook for Handling Traumatic Events in the Workplace [Awesome/Download]

I made a golden find on the Internet. You will want this resource!I am always on the hunt for great great resources for HR and EAP professionals that can help them manage employees and managers, and reduce behavioral risk to the bottom line of the work organization. In the late 1990's, the U.S. Office of Personnel [...]

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Download Reproducible Holiday Stress Tip Sheet

Holiday stress and family conflicts are a common concern among employees. They can add to the difficulty of the season. We we decided to create this reproducible and editable tip sheet for workplace wellness.We think it hits all the right spots, including thinking ahead and preparing a personal care plan; understanding and responding to triggers; letting [...]

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Holiday Stress Management and Coping Tips for Family Get-togethers

Holiday family get-togethers can be stressful. All of those old childhood wounds can get reopened, and, in some families, new issues created. Even with families that appear to get along, beneath the calm can lurk no-talk rules, past grievances, "trigger-happy" topics, and untold hurt.Can you relax and enjoy your family this holiday season and leave the anxiety [...]

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