Supervisor Training / Reasonable Suspicion
DOT / NON-DOT REASONABLE SUSPICION TRAINING ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE USE AND ALCOHOL MISUSE
49 CFR 382.603: Training for Supervisors
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. The training will be used by the supervisors to determine whether reasonable suspicion exists to require a driver to undergo testing under § 382.307. The training shall include the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse and use of controlled substances. Recurrent training for supervisory personnel is not required.
ADAD offers DOT-compliant supervisor training for employers of both DOT and non-DOT employees. Our clients can conveniently access this online, with the option of additional onsite training. ADAD supervisor training addresses the signs and symptoms of drug abuse and alcohol misuse, as well as the regulatory and company-specific protocols for reasonable suspicion testing. We also provide recommendations for specific and common scenarios: medical negatives, refusals, evidence of drug paraphernalia, post-accident testing, etc. An assessment is given after the training to ensure thorough understanding of the content, and ADAD professionals are available to answer additional questions. A certificate of completion is provided for all participants. Refresher courses are available as well.
For more details on DOT and non-DOT training for supervisors, please contact us.
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug & Alcohol Supervisor Training Guidance | FMCSA