Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training Reasonable Suspicion on Drug Use and Alcohol Misuse


Agenda for Reasonable Suspicion Training

 * Objectives of training  

  * Supervisors’ role and responsibilities 

* Overview of Drug-Free Workplace Policy , answer questions and explain aspects of policy or implementation procedures 

 * Identifying performance problems and handling potential crisis situations  

* Continued monitoring of employees performance

 * Conduct of employees

 * Impact on workplace

 * Recognizing problems- signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug problems

 * Short term, long term, effects of drugs / alcohol 

* Drugs tests and alcohol testing, when to test, record keeping, and role of supervisor

* Intervention and referral 

 * Protecting confidentiality 

 * Employee Assistance Services

* Continued supervision and reintegration of the employee into the workplace following treatment  

 * Enabling and supervisor traps  * Dos and Don’ts for supervisors

 * Evaluation and documentation for reasonable suspicion  At the end of the training, supervisors will understand 



How to be an effective supervisor

 · The different components of the Drug-Free Workplace Policy

 · DOT mandated drug & alcohol testing regulations

   · Their role in implementing the Drug-Free Workplace Policy 


At the end of the training, supervisors should know how to:

  · Identify and investigate crisis situations 

· Recognize workplace problems that may be related to employee use of alcohol and other drugs

 · Intervene in problem situations   

· Refer employees who have problems with alcohol and other drugs

 · Protect employee confidentiality

  · Continue to supervise employees who have been referred to assistance related to problems with alcohol and other drugs

 · Avoid enabling and common supervisor traps