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DOT/FMCSA Reasonable Suspicion of Alcohol Misuse Training for Supervisors


One of the most important roles your supervisor or manager performs is to protect your business, your employees, and the general public from impaired employees that are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. FMCSA 49 CFR Part 382.603 of the FMCSA regulations states each employer shall ensure that all persons designated to supervise drivers receive at least 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and an additional 60 minutes of training on drug use.

HR Classroom's web-based training allows companies to ensure they have delivered this important compliance information to all employees, no matter where they are located - and document each employee's training. Your organization’s own policy can also be inserted directly into each training.

This reasonable suspicion of alcohol misuse training for supervisors focuses on the following areas:
  • Standards of alcohol related conduct for safety-sensitive employees
  • Signs and symptoms of alcohol use, misuse and hangovers
  • Alcohol breath test, DOT rules and reasonable suspicion
  • Definition of reasonable suspicion
  • Criteria for reasonable suspicion test determination
  • The role of the supervisor in reasonable suspicion testing
  • What is considered a refusal to test
  • Positive tests and violations of rules
  • Do's and Don'ts when addressing signs and symptoms of impairment
  • Supervisor checklist
  • Timing and Fairness of observations
  • How testing is conducted
  • Alcohol tests and consequences
  • Effects of Alcohol
  • Questions for the DOT about drug and alcohol testing
  • Company policies about testing, duty status, transport and discipline
  • Quizzes and Final Review Quiz

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