Reasonable Suspicion Training – Course Overview
The DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training requirement specifies that supervisors need to know what to look for and what to do if someone seems unfit for duty. Using the Four Steps of Constructive Confrontation and Documentation developed by the U.S. Navy and in practice nationally over the last fourteen years, supervisors can now take action knowing they are protecting everyone. Supervisors will know not only how and when to do reasonable suspicion/cause testing but why they need to do it.
This course is designed to help you meet DOT compliance training requirements for Reasonable Suspicion Drug and Alcohol Awareness.
DOT 60/60 Supervisor Drug & Alcohol Awareness Training
Bill Judge is featured in this online course designed to help you meet the DOT reasonable suspicion training requirements of 49 CFR Part 40, for supervisors of safety-sensitive employees. Bill Judge is a nationally recognized DOT Drug Law Expert. The course materials cover reasonable suspicion as a performance issue.
DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training – Course Description
This course provides support and training for supervisors that need to make a reasonable suspicion determination. The course topics cover:
- Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on the job
- The Supervisors role in a DOT Testing Program
- Indicators, Signals and Symptoms and Indicators to look for
- Prohibited Behavior, including how to handle Prescription Drug Use
- How to Recognize and Document Performance using the Behavior Observation Checklist
- Appling the Four Steps of Constructive Confrontation
- How to handle:
- Employee refusal to be tested
- Supervisor receiving hearsay information
- Employee discovery of a suspicious substance
- Employees who leave the jobsite
DOT – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rule 49 cfr 382.603 states that “Each employer shall ensure that all persons designated to supervise drivers receive at least 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and receive at least an additional 60 minutes of training on controlled substances use.” Here is the link to 49 cfr 382.603.
US DOT Regulation
The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) rule, 49 CFR Part 40, describes required procedures for conducting workplace drug and alcohol testing for the Federally regulated transportation industry. Here is the link to the DOT Drug and Alcohol testing regulation.
The DOT Alcohol and Drug Testing Regulations require a minimum of 60 minutes of alcohol and 60 minutes of drug awareness training for supervisors of safety-sensitive employees. This course meets these requirements for supervisors.
DOT Compliance Course – Bonus Materials
DOT Supervisor Handbook – Free
Follows the instructional video segments and provides additional information along with reproducible checklists and documentation to perform post accident and reasonable suspicion testing.
Reasonable Suspicion Pocket Guide – “Do It Right” – Free
Contains smaller versions of the instructions, observation form, consent to test, and refusal forms so both the supervisor and employee can use what they know to take immediate action and have the necessary documentation.