Why Is Reasonable Suspicion Training Required For DOT-Regulated Supervisors?

Reasonable suspicion training is required for DOT-regulated supervisors to help them identify and respond to potential drug and alcohol use by employees in safety-sensitive positions.

The DOT requires that supervisors receive this training to ensure that they can recognize signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol use and take appropriate action when necessary.

Training is critical to maintaining a safe workplace and preventing accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Supervisors who receive this training are better equipped to identify potential substance abuse issues and take appropriate action, such as removing an employee from safety-sensitive duties, referring the employee for testing, and ensuring that the employee receives appropriate treatment and follow-up.

Overall, reasonable suspicion training is an essential component of the DOT's drug and alcohol testing program and helps to ensure that supervisors are prepared to take action when necessary to promote safety in transportation industries.

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  • Published: 02/26/2023
  • Updated: 02/26/2023
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