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Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Managers and Supervisors Online Training Course

Course Overview

Introduction to Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Managers is an online training course that trains managers how to detect, document, and confront substance abuse within the workplace. Topics covered include: the “cost” of on the job substance abuse, OSHA’s general duty clause, a manager’s responsibility to provide a safe environment, the benefit of employee assistance programs, and more.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this OSHA compliant course, the student will be able to:

  • Know how to comply with laws and regulations regarding drug and alcohol in the workplace.
  • Understand the application of American with Disabilities Act to substance abusers.
  • Provide OSHA approved substance abuse prevention education.
  • Identify the signs of alcohol and drug use.
  • Keep detailed performance reviews of employees.
  • Intervene in the event of a dangerous situation related to substance abuse.
  • Set proper expectations for employees in line with OSHA standards.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • The prevalence of substance abuse worldwide and how it can affect your work place.
    • A review of potential issues that arise when an employee has a drug or alcohol problem.
    • The “cost” of drug and alcohol abuse including potential lawsuits, higher insurance rates, damage to equipment, and more.
    • Your responsibility as a manager to provide a safe and productive workplace.
  • Laws and Regulations
    • Regulations from the Department of Labor and Department of Transportation.
    • A review of OSHA’s General Duty Clause
    • Drug and Alcohol testing policies and their applications.
    • Substance abuse as an illness and employee’s civil rights.
    • Avoiding lawsuits and discrimination based on substance abuse.
  • A Proper Workplace
    • The minimum your company should have to encourage sobriety.
    • Additional resources like Employee Assistance Programs and their benefit.
    • How important a written drug and alcohol policy is, the behaviors it must cover, and the laws it must follow.
  • Dealing With Employees
    • Types of testing and how to administer them to prevent substance abuse.
    • How to look for changes in behavior that will identify substance abuse.
    • Learning different types of drugs and their accompanying behaviors.
    • The difference between unusual behavior and signs of substance abuse.
    • Written performance reports as a tool for handling behavior and finding issues before they become serious.
    • Remembering that your company wants to eliminate substance abuse, not people.