IS YOUR COMPANY READY FOR REQUIREMENTS

OF REASONABLE SUSPICION?

Corporate Trainings

Reasonable Suspicion In the Workplace

Developing Resiliency While Moving Through Change

Conflict Resolution Skills

Effective Communication Skills

Coping with Work and Family Stress

Compassion Fatigue: When the Helping Profession Hurts

Employee Relationships: How Close is Too Close

When Substance Abuse Comes to Work

Dealing with Difficult People

Motivating Your Employees in Tough Times

Depression

Addiction 101

Motivational Interviewing

Corporate Training

Addiction Solutions is pleased to partner with several Fortune 500 companies to provide substance abuse education, reasonable suspicion training, and other corporate and employee assistance programs to assist human resources managers, supervisors and employees with the changing corporate requirements of preventing substance abuse in the workplace.

These trainings are adapted for employees and supervisors covered by Department of Transportation and also non-DOT employees.

Department of Transportation Regulations Require:
382.307 Reasonable suspicion testing.(a) An employer shall require a driver to submit to an alcohol test when the employer has reasonable suspicion to believe that the driver has violated the prohibitions of subpart B of this part concerning alcohol. The employer's determination that reasonable suspicion exists to require the driver to undergo an alcohol test must be based on specific, contemporaneous, articulable observations concerning the appearance, behavior, speech or body odors of the driver.

(b) An employer shall require a driver to submit to a controlled substances test when the employer has reasonable suspicion to believe that the driver has violated the prohibitions of subpart B of this part concerning controlled substances. The employer's determination that reasonable suspicion exists to require the driver to undergo a controlled substances test must be based on specific, contemporaneous, articulable observations concerning the appearance, behavior, speech or body odors of the driver. The observations may include indications of the chronic and withdrawal effects of controlled substances.

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(c) The required observations for alcohol and/or controlled substances reasonable suspicion testing shall be made by a supervisor or company official who is trained in accordance with §382.603. The person who makes the determination that reasonable suspicion exists to conduct an alcohol test shall not conduct the alcohol test of the driver.(d) Alcohol testing is authorized by this section only if the observations required by paragraph (a) of this section are made during, just preceding, or just after the period of the work day that the driver is required to be in compliance with this part. A driver may be directed by the employer to only undergo reasonable suspicion testing while the driver is performing safety-sensitive functions, just before the driver is to perform safety-sensitive functions, or just after the driver has ceased performing such functions.

(d) Alcohol testing is authorized by this section only if the observations required by paragraph (a) of this section are made during, just preceding, or just after the period of the work day that the driver is required to be in compliance with this part. A driver may be directed by the employer to only undergo reasonable suspicion testing while the driver is performing safety-sensitive functions, just before the driver is to perform safety-sensitive functions, or just after the driver has ceased performing such functions.(e)(1) If an alcohol test required by this section is not administered within two hours following the determination under paragraph (a) of this section, the employer shall prepare and maintain on file a record stating the reasons the alcohol test was not promptly administered. If an alcohol test required by this section is not administered within eight hours following the determination under paragraph (a) of this section, the employer shall cease attempts to administer an alcohol test and shall state in the record the reasons for not administering the test.

(2) Notwithstanding the absence of a reasonable suspicion alcohol test under this section, no driver shall report for duty or remain on duty requiring the performance of safety-sensitive functions while the driver is under the influence of or impaired by alcohol, as shown by the behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of alcohol misuse, nor shall an employer permit the driver to perform or continue to perform safety-sensitive functions, until:(i) An alcohol test is administered and the driver's alcohol concentration measures less than 0.02; or(ii) Twenty four hours have elapsed following the determination under paragraph (a) of this section that there is reasonable suspicion to believe that the driver has violated the prohibitions in this part concerning the use of alcohol.

(3) Except as provided in paragraph (e)(2) of this section, no employer shall take any action under this part against a driver based solely on the driver's behavior and appearance, with respect to alcohol use, in the absence of an alcohol test. This does not prohibit an employer with independent authority of this part from taking any action otherwise consistent with law.(f) A written record shall be made of the observations leading to an alcohol or controlled substances reasonable suspicion test, and signed by the supervisor or company official who made the observations, within 24 hours of the observed behavior or before the results of the alcohol or controlled substances tests are released, whichever is earlier.

Ensure that your company is covered and prepared for this training.  WE will provide Reasonable Suspicion training at your company at a reasonable cost. The training will also include certificates of completion for supervisors and employees attending for verification purposes.

Trainings

Reasonable Suspicion In the Workplace: 2 hours

This training meets the requirements of reasonable suspicion training in the workplace. Both for Department of Transportation and non Department of Transportation. It will provide required supervisors information on how to detect substance use in the workplace. Understanding this information can protect companies and the employees from effects and liability of substance use in the workplace.
Course Objectives: Provide required information on Reasonable Suspicion in the Workplace. Basic information on commonly used drugs. Specific information and requirements for the Department of Transportation and other non-DOT employees.
Audience: All supervisors

Developing Resiliency While Moving Through Change:  1 hour

In these tough economic times, changes at home and in the workplace are occurring more than we have expected. Our demands have increased and the support has often decreased.
Course Objective: Understand the concept of resiliency and learn how to handle unexpected challenges with less reactivity and more adaptability.
Audience: All employees

Conflict Resolution Skills:  1 hour

Conflict does not have to be a negative experience. In order for growth and change to occur, we need conflict and differences of opinions. However, it is HOW we present our differences that are the keys to effective conflict resolution.
Course Objective: Learn and practice the four steps for effective conflict resolution.
Audience: All employees

Effective Communication Skills:  1 hour

Communication has two components: Listening and speaking. Understanding what another person says does not mean you have to agree with them, but is critical to effective communication. What we say and how we say it is the other critical component to effective communication.
Course Objective: Develop and practice active listening skills. Learn to communicate effectively to say what you mean and mean what you say.
Audience: All employees

Coping with Work and Family Stress  1, 4, 7 hour presentations

Stress happens. Stress does not go away, but we can learn how to manage our stressful lives, change what we can change, and let go of the things we cannot change.
Course Objective (1 hour): Introduce the concept of stress, explain how perceptions influence stress levels, and identify personal resources to mitigate stress.
Audience: All employees
Course Objective (4 hours): Expands on the material in the one-hour presentation. Additionally, provides a focus on cognitive reframing, and relaxation techniques. Participants will learn skills through active participation in self-awareness activities.
Audience: All employees
Course Objective (7 hours): An in-depth discussion of the material presented in the four-hour course. Allows participants to practice strategies with problem solving and cognitive reframing techniques, through the use of experiential self-awareness and self-reflective activities.
Audience: All employees

Compassion Fatigue: When the Helping Profession Hurts:  1 hour

Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder (STSD) occurs in helping professions when the pile-up of witnessing or working with victims of traumatic events and their families take an emotional toll.
Course Objective: This presentation explores the characteristics of those most likely to experience STSD and how to add to your personal resources to minimize the effects of STSD.
Audience: First responders, ER workers, ICU staff, firefighters, police officers, and human services workers

Employee Relationships: How Close is Too Close:  1 hour

What are your personal boundaries at work with co-workers? With clients? What recourse is there if a co-worker is making someone feel uncomfortable?
Course Objective: To identify personal boundaries at work, to learn about healthy and unhealthy boundaries, and how to set boundary limits when needed.
Audience: All employees

When Substance Abuse Comes to Work:  1 hour

It is estimated that substance abuse costs our society between thirty-three and sixty billion dollars a year. As many as one in five workers has reported injuries or exposure to dangerous conditions because of a co-workers drinking, or have had to go beyond their regular work responsibilities to compensate for an employee who was alcohol-impaired.
Course Objective: To review facts of alcohol and substance abuse and offer resources to access help for the substance abuser and his/her family members.
Audience: All employees

Dealing with Difficult People:  1 hour

Difficult people pop up everywhere. They are our clients, our patients, and sometimes our co-workers or family members.
Course Objective: To identify types of personalities that are difficult and to learn strategies to react effectively and diffuse a patient or customer who is being difficult.
Audience: All employees

Motivating Your Employees in Tough Times:  1 hour

It seems that managers are expected to do more with less, and you expect your employees to do more with less. This isn’t easy, and employees may be resistant.
Course Objective: To develop communication skills to meet both the needs of the employer and the employee, as we all learn to cope with unexpected or unwanted change.
Audience: Supervisors and managers

Depression:  1 hour

Are you or is someone you know depressed? Depression is more common than we think and its impact is far reaching.
Course Objective: To identify the causes, signs and symptoms of depression. To learn about treatment options and resources in the community that can help.
Audience: All employees

Addiction 101:  2 hours

This training will provide companies employees and families general information regarding addiction, treatment and recovery.
Course Objective: To provide corporate supervisors, employees and families information about addiction, causes, treatment and recovery
Audience: All supervisors, employees and families

Motivational Interviewing:  1 day

This training is imperative for supervisors of all departments to assist them in understanding resistant behavior, why it occurs and how they can better handle difficult employees and peer conflict in the work place. Any corporation that is having structure changes, departmental changes, mergers or other significant corporate changes will benefit from this training
Course Objective: Basic understanding of Motivational Interviewing, why people are resistant to change and how learning this method of resolution can benefit supervisors and corporate programs.

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