Education & Training
Education and training is one of the key
elements in creating a substance abuse-free workplace. Safety First offers a full continuum of
training options including:
reasonable suspicion training, DOT collection training, DOT breath
alcohol training, SST (saliva screening technician training), DOT
supervisory training kits, DER Certification as well as customized
programs to cover specific topics.
Safety First utilizes optional training
formats including video, DVD, CD, online or onsite training to meet
requirements of Federal, State and local regulatory guidelines.
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Suspicion Training for Supervisors
Federal guidelines require all companies
operating under any modality covered by Department of Transportation
regulations to have all supervisors trained to recognize the signs,
symptoms and indicators of substance abuse in employees.
This session provides information regarding
the legal, physical and psychological consequences of substance
abuse. It provides supervisors
with the tools to identify employees with substance abuse problems, intervene
with them and refer them to the appropriate organization for
This program is required for DOT-mandated
employers to be compliant with federal regulations.
Breath Alcohol Technician
This training session includes a self-study
computer based course as well as one day of hands-on, in-classroom
training. Upon completion of the
course, participants will be certified as Breath Alcohol Technicians in
compliance with 49 CFR Part 40 of the federal regulations and as Factory
Authorized Calibration Technicians.
Prior to the in-classroom course,
participants must have completed the self-study, Computer Based Training
(CBT) as provided by the manufacturer which instructs users on DOT rules
and regulations in accordance with the federal guidelines.
The in-classroom portion of the course
teaches students the proper methods to use the Alco Sensor IV, RBT IV
evidential breath testing instrument.
During the day, participants will be given quizzes on the
information covered and provided an opportunity to actually use the
testing instrument. The Quality
Assurance Plan will be reviewed in detail and tests will be performed
including accuracy checks and calibrations on the instrument. A minimum of seven (7) tests will be
performed on live subjects to meet federal requirements.
Pre-requisites to attend this course:
You must have computer access that has a
CD Rom drive and sound capability.
One computer must be used to complete the entire Computer Based
Training portion of this course (3–6 hours depending upon
You must have basic computer skills.
Urine Drug Screen Collector
Department of Transportation regulations
require urine drug screen collectors to receive qualification training,
refresher training and error correction training. This course, based on the requirements
set forth in 49 CFR Part 40, meets regulatory compliance guidelines. Upon completion of the course,
participants will receive certification as qualified urine drug screen
First, the course outlines information as
it relates to the collector, the collection site, the donor and the
testing supplies. The steps
necessary in the collection process are covered in detail. A thorough review of direct
observations, monitored collections, and shy bladder collections is
conducted. Correctable flaws,
fatal flaws and refusals to test are also discussed in detail. Participants will perform five (5)
error-free, supervised collections and a written examination will be
given. A collection manual is
provided to all participants.
Employer Representative Certification & Reasonable Suspicion Training for
This training session combines two
exceptional programs into one.
Attendees will be compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Regulations requiring all supervisors to be trained for one hour on the
signs and symptoms of controlled substances and one hour on the signs and
symptoms of alcohol abuse.
attendees will receive certification as a Designated Employer
Representative using curriculum developed by the Drug and Alcohol Testing
Industry Association (DATIA). It
provides a comprehensive overview of the entire drug and alcohol testing
process. Certifications for each
component of the program will be provided.
Identification of substance abusers in the
Proper methods to conduct a reasonable
Determine who is covered by the
100% percent compliance with drug and
alcohol testing regulations
Define the role of the DER in the testing
process and his/her relationship with various service agents (BATs, TPAs,
MROs, collectors, SAPs, etc.)
Problem drug tests
Action to take after receiving a positive
drug or alcohol test result
For more information contact Danny Cooner
McCracken at Safety First.