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Substance abusers are 5 times more likely than non-abusers to injure themselves or others in the workplace. Also, according to the American Council for Drug Education, drug abusers are ten times more likely to miss work, 33% less productive, five times more likely to file a worker's comp claim and are responsible for 40% of all industrial fatalities. Don't let this risk impact your business. Know how to identify these individuals before the damage is done.

This class will cover policy, procedure, and regulations under both OSHA and D.O.T., specifically, the requirements set out by the D.O.T. (49 CFR 382.603) for a supervisor in recognizing an impaired operator or employee.

Your associates will learn:

  • Cost of impairment to a business’s bottom line
  • Considerations when writing a policy for drug testing in the workplace
  • Changes to OSHA’s Rules on recordkeeping and how to remain compliant
  • What is required from a D.O.T. supervisor before, during, and after an incident
  • The cycle of addiction
  • Physical characteristics that help determine signs of impairment
  • Signs and symptoms of various drugs including, but not limited to:
    • Alcohol
    • Methamphetamine/amphetamine
    • Cocaine
    • LSD
    • K2, K4, Spice, and Potpourri
    • Marijuana
    • Prescription drug abuse
    • Ecstasy, MDMA
    • Bath Salts
    • Heroine
    • Inhalants
  • How to recognize paraphernalia
  • How to use divided attention questions to determine impairment

This course will be beneficial for any and all supervisory or managerial roles, HR staff, and safety professionals.

Course Length: 4 Hours

Course Fee: $142 (Members $99)

You are eligible to receive continuing education credits for this training. Following completion of this course, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include these details in your message: full name, date(s) of the course, name of course, and type of credit you wish to apply for. Once you submit your information to NESC, we will follow up with an electronic certificate, reflecting proof of completion of the course, that you can use to submit to the organization applicable for the credit you are in need of.


Events

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Below is a list of events that are open for registration at this time. You can view more information about an event by clicking on the title of the event. If no events are listed, please contact us at 402.483.2511 ext. 108 for information about on-site training.

Recognizing Drug Impairment Training

Event Date 11-08-2021 8:30 am
Event End Date 11-08-2021 12:30 pm
Individual Price $142.00
Class Schedule ID 10344
Location Nebraska Safety Council
Event Date 11-08-2021 8:30 am
Event End Date 11-08-2021 12:30 pm
Individual Price $142.00
Class Schedule ID 10343
Location Online