Supervisor Trainings (meets DOT requirements)
- Prevention and early intervention: Supervisors learn techniques designed to prevent substance abuse and how to recognize and address the early signs of substance abuse. They will be able to remediate substance abuse issues before an employee is using substances at work or involved in a workplace accident.
- Practical: The trainings serve as a “how to” guide for addressing all types of substance use related situations, including; declining work performance, health and safety concerns, reasonable suspicion drug testing, and employee self-referral. The step by step instructions provided give supervisors the confidence to appropriately address substance abuse issues. We would like the words, step by step instructions to look like identify and intervene.
- Protect employee rights: Many supervisors do not take action on substance abuse issues because they fear they may violate an employee’s rights or trust. Our intervention training teaches supervisors how to apply their substance abuse policy fairly, compassionately, and respectfully.
- Build Buy-In: Effective policies are supported at all levels. We build employee buy-in by educating employees on the benefits to them of a Substance Free Workplace program. They learn how their program benefits them in terms of increased benefits, wages, safety, and health.
- Answer questions: The biggest hurdle of any new policy is fear of the unknown. These trainings give employees the opportunity to get all of their questions answered: What happens if I fail a drug test? What should I do if I know a coworker is using? What if I’m taking a prescription? Who gets drug test results? How do I know the tests are accurate? Where can I go if I need help?
- Change culture: There is a misperception that substance free policies and programs are designed to catch and punish. The goal is to shift that perception to one of identify and intervene. There are no “bad guys” in the workplace; not the supervisors, not the substance abusers. There are only members of a community who have an obligation to protect each other’s safety and wellbeing.