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Reasonable Suspicion Training PowerPoint for DOT


Reasonable Suspicion Training PowerPoint Information and Other Formats



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You will find all the notes for each slide directly on the PowerPoint notes section. Also included are eight reproducible and editable handouts so you can put your program name and phone number on them.

Also included is the reproducible Certificate of Completion, and 35 test questions with answers on separate sheets. Here is the Reasonable Suspicion Training Checklist we include in the program.

You do not need to be specially trained to deliver this PowerPoint program. And the U.S. DOT does not require any trainer certification for drug and alcohol awareness. If you are one supervisor seeking training for yourself only, click here to training now. We will send you the link.

You will want to distribute and discuss the handouts for the Reasonable Suspicion Training PowerPoint if giving this program in a classroom setting. Email us here to have us send you a couple examples of the handouts.

Other media formats for this reasonable suspicion training PowerPoint (PPT) include the DVD Player format (we mail a DVD to you), Video (we use MP4 video, which is the most flexible and can be read by any device including mobile devices, but we can provide any format if needed); and/or a Web Course that uploads to your company's Web server--one price, no restrictions, no additional fees, and completely customizable with your logo if desired. You can can also add handouts inserted (e.g. your Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace Policy, Supervisor Referral, Testing forms, Instructions, etc.)

(We also have an Alcohol and Drug and Awareness Training for Employees to complement the supervisor training. Phone 1-800-626-4327 if you purchase this program at the same time so we can give you a 25% discount. The shopping cart won't calculate this, unfortunately.)reasonable-suspicion-training-powerpoint-2.jpg
Again, if you create your own DOT supervisor training program in reasonable suspicion training for drug and alcohol awareness, at a bare minimum, include the following points.

Specify that addiction is a highly treatable illness, and that success rates consistently approach 70-80% with good follow up by the supervisor when monitored by an employee assistance program or some counseling agency that can communicate directly with you to keep you on top of progress or lack thereof. This is key to success because the leverage of job security motivates alcoholics and addicts to follow through, and they actually appreciate this pressure as grow in sobriety.

Tips for Reasonable Suspicion Training PowerPoint

Stigma about alcoholism in the Reasonable Suspicion Training PowerPoint. There are many false beliefs about addiction and alcoholism. Since this is the most important drug of abuse that effects the workplace, it must be discussed or supervisors will literally walk away from an employee who has alcohol on their breath. Here's the point. Every supervisor, in fact everyone, has some concretely held belief about what alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and drug addiction is, what causes it, who gets it, how to treat it, and how to quit. Most are all wrong on all accounts.

► PowerPoint Tip: Take Action and Confront Employees the First Time. Early action by supervisors in response to job performance problems associate with drug and alcohol use increases the rate by which addicts are helped due to earlier intervention. When problems with supervisors and their willingness to confront employees, dysfunction grows more Symptoms of addiction that the average untrained individual may easily associate with a drinking or drug problem may not appear in the workplace until 15-20 years after the diagnosis exists.

PowerPoint Tip: Don't Let Supervisors Be Fooled. A history of strong contributions to the organization by the alcoholic or drug addict inhibits referrals to the EAP when problems reasonable-suspicion-training-powerpoint-3.jpgemerge, so be careful. Do not let supervisor travel down the slippery slope of “let’s keep waiting and see if things clear up.

► The Fear of Job Loss Is Powerful. It is a motivator to consider treatment and stay in it. This is why EAPs have worked so well in getting employees into treatment. This leverage is frequently more powerful than fear of family breakup for the alcoholic or addict.

► Your Employee is Not Really in Denial. Most employees, by the time job performance is affected, have some unspoken awareness that alcohol or drugs plays some role in their personal problems. However, they are not self-diagnosed as addicts by this awareness. Instead, denial becomes a survival tool to avoid the belief that abstinence or treatment is necessary. At this point alcohol or drugs work too well and feel too good. Dependency to relieve withdrawal symptoms (frequently mistaken as "stress and anxiety") is so strong that the thought of treatment creates enormous anxiety and fear for the addict.

Can you see how the above content will make an impression on DOT Supervisors in your DOT Compliance Training Course?