What are the DOT requirements for Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors? Learn the answer NOW in this FREE, on-demand webinar
Free On-demand Webinar posted today: Reasonable Suspicion for Supervisors-Training Requirements under the DOT (FMCSA, FRA, etc.)
Watch the webinar here
or on Youtube at: youtu.be/znMmY2q2JeE
This free, 10-minute webinar will teach you what the Department of Transportation [DOT] training requirements for supervisor reasonable suspicion (drug & alcohol use awareness) are. This training video covers the mandated training requirements for DOT Operating Agencies including: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and the United States Coast Guard (USCG).
Links in the video are not active, therefore, they are below:
Online Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion full training course is at
FRA Post-accident determination training online course: http://www.certifiedtrainingsolutions.com/fra-post-accident-training.html
DOT's Drug and Alcohol Testing Guidebook: http://www.dot.gov/odapc/employer_handbook
DOT Agency Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Facts: http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.dev/files/docs/ODAPC%20EmployeeHandbook%20En.pdf
New informative newsletter published today by Certified Training Solutions regarding Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration post-accident drug and alcohol testing.
Certified Training Solutions is pleased to announce our brand new, fully online training course for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) POST-ACCIDENT testing. This online training will answer the supervisor’s, manager’s, and designated employer representative’s questions regarding post-accident drug and alcohol testing in the transportation industry, such as:
As the leading online training provider in the Department of Transportation (DOT) industry, Certified Training Solutions offers easy-to-use, instant-access courses – and you may download and print your Certificate immediately upon completion of the training.
Our new FMCSA Post-accident testing training course covers what situations require Federal drug testing and alcohol testing, according to the 49 CFR Part 382 Regulations. The expanded training course also provides detail on the “other” testing reasons to ensure that you are thoroughly familiar with all required testing reasons under the DOT and FMCSA Rules. This includes providing learners with instruction and detail regarding pre-employment testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return-to-duty testing, and follow up testing.
To read more details and for free resources and links relating to Federal drug and alcohol testing, please see our website and this new online training course page at: https://www.certifiedtrainingsolutions.com/fmcsa-post-accident-testing-training.html
You may also be interested in our free Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Checklist, which is available as a pdf download here: https://www.certifiedtrainingsolutions.com/free-reasonable-suspicion-checklist.html
This free checklist is a great resource for documenting signs and symptoms of suspected substance abuse in the workplace by DOT-covered employees.
As always, please contact us if we may assist you. We are available by telephone at 307-640-5859 or 1-888-684-1658; or email us at: Admin@CertifiedTrainingSolutions.com
Check out our new/updated newsletter article that outlines the training requirements under the various DOT operating administrations -- in the free article you will learn what type of training and how much time your supervisors need to spend learning to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug abuse and alcohol use in employees. If you are covered by any of the Department of Transportation agencies (FMCSA, FTA, FRA, PHMSA, or FAA), you do not want to miss reading this!
Certified Training Solutions is happy to offer a free, on-demand webinar covering the upcoming changes to the Federal Regulations under 49 CFR Part 40. Several important changes are effective soon that affect the Federal/DOT drug and alcohol testing program.
This short, FREE on-demand webinar offered by Certified Training Solutions summarizes many of the important changes to the DOT Rules relating to drug and alcohol testing under the Federal Rules [49 CFR Part 40]. The Rule changes go into effect on January 1, 2018.
Additions/changes to the Federal Rules include the addition of 4 opioids to the DOT testing panel; the new drug testing Custody & Control Form (CCF); the requirement that BATs, Collectors, STTs, and SAPs register for ODAPC's List-serve; and much more. To read the changes in the Federal Register, go to: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-13/pdf/2017-24397.pdf
The webinar/video is about 20 minutes long.
You may also view the video on YouTube by clicking here.
Welcome to the November! Colder weather is setting in across the country, and this is the time when most folks begin thinking about the Holidays.
Certified Training Solutions would like to remind everyone in DOT- and drug & alcohol testing-related industries not to forget about training and compliance during this busy time of the year. The good news is that we offer a variety of convenient and simple-to-purchase online training courses to help make compliance with the various Department of Transportation operating agency Rules easy for you!
If you’re covered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) or another DOT operating administration, your supervisors are likely required to complete Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion training (the training is also commonly called “60/60 Training for Supervisors” or “Signs and Symptoms Recognition Training”). If you have not provided this training to those in supervisory positions (or those with supervisory duties), you may be out of compliance with Federal Regulations – which could cost you time and money in penalties and enforcement actions. Not to worry -- Certified Training Solutions’ online Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion training course is a hassle-free way to get the training your supervisors need! Simply go to our website (http://www.certifiedtrainingsolutions.com/reasonable-suspicion-training.html), click “Buy Now”, follow the prompts to purchase the course (or as many courses as you need), and your supervisors may then immediately access the online training course. In fact, they may complete the course fully online, from any computer at any location, and print their Certificate in as little as two (2) hours.
Employers covered by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) must provide their supervisors with Post-accident Determination Training, in addition to supervisor reasonable suspicion (signs and symptoms) training. The mandated training in the railroad industry must be provided not only to employees/supervisors of railroads directly, but also those in supervisory positions working for contractors of railroads. And the good news is that the FRA has recently approved BOTH of Certified Training Solutions’ courses under the 49 CFR Part 243 Rules. This makes it easy for FRA-regulated employers to quickly access and report on the use of these mandated training courses.
You may read details about and purchase the FRA Post Accident Training course (or combo-course which includes the Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion) at: http://www.certifiedtrainingsolutions.com/fra-post-accident-training.html
Employers may also need the following courses to ensure compliance before the end of the year: Drug-Free Workplace Training for Supervisors, Drug-Free Workplace Training for Employees, DOT Specimen Collector training (for DOT drug testing), Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) Training, Designated Employer Representative (DER) Training, and more. You may read details about all of these training courses on our website at: www.CertifiedTrainingSolutions.com or call 307-640-5859 to inquire.
Certified Training Solutions is proud to announce that our FRA Post-accident Determination Training and Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training courses have been APPROVED as Model Courses by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Railroad Administration for use by regulated employers.
Employers: You may find the course names & ID numbers by logging into your account on the Railroad Safety Portal (RRSP) at: https://rrsp.fra.dot.gov
Since the courses are APPROVED by the FRA, you may have your employees and supervisors simply purchase and complete our online course(s) and report to the FRA that they completed these particular approved Model Courses. [No detailed or time-consuming content submission is necessary to the FRA when using our approved courses! We've done the hard part for you!]
Remember, every supervisor of a regulated employee must complete both the Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion (Signs & Symptoms of Drug and Alcohol Use) course and the FRA Post-accident Determination Training. Training should be repeated every three years. The training requirements/Rules apply to contractors performing work for railroads, as well.
Find more details and purchase the online Reasonable Suspicion training for DOT-covered supervisors here: http://www.certifiedtrainingsolutions.com/reasonable-suspicion-training.html
And the FRA Post-accident Training Course here:
A copy of our APPROVAL LETTER from the DOT / FRA may be viewed on our website.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the use of the 2017 Federal CCF as of August 8, 2017. However, if you have a current supply of the 2014 forms, you may continue to use them through June 30, 2018.
The new version of the CCF contains minor changes, including removing the checkbox in front of: “DOT – Specify DOT Agency”. (This way, collectors will not have to check both this box and the box in front of the specific Operating Administration that covers the employee being tested.)
The 2017 CCF also includes the additional drugs which will be tested under the Federal Drug Testing Program -- oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone and hydromorphone. This is also known as the “expanded opioids panel”.
It is likely that many collection sites and specimen collectors will need to continue using the older forms, since the majority of laboratories have already printed an abundance of the 2014 forms that they will want to use up before sending the new (2017) Custody and Control Forms to collection sites.
Collectors: When using the old (2014) CCF, you will simply fill out the form the same way you have been doing so, according to Federal Regulations. You do not need to make any changes to your documentation or procedure at this time. [FYI: The laboratories will need to make remarks on each CCF they receive whenever a collector sends in a 2014 form, but this does not affect the role of the specimen collector at this point.]
Starting July 1, 2018, collectors should STOP using the old (2014) CCF for documenting specimen collections for Federal drug testing. If you do use an old form after June 30, 2018, the situation will be treated as a ‘correctable flaw’. [This means you must fill out a Memorandum for Record/Affidavit outlining your error, so that a paper trail exists regarding your use of the expired custody and control form.]
You may read more details and guidance about the new form on the DATIA website here: http://www.datia.org/datia/Guidance_2017_CCF_Final.pdf
And, if you have never done so, all collectors should also review the resources available for urine collectors on the Department of Transportation (DOT) website at:
The above DOT website link contains a Urine Specimen Collection Guidelines handbook that all collectors should study. The new handbook pertaining to the 2017 CCF should be available soon, so keep checking back. The new version of the Guidelines publication will also contain information about the additional changes (effective October 1, 2017) to the Federal Rules for specimen collectors and DOT drug testing.
To review the full, new Regulations that are expected to take effect on October 1, 2017, and learn how the new Rules will affect YOUR job, you may read the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) here: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/USDOT/2017/01/23/file_attachments/748866/FR_20170123_NPRM_Opioids.pdf
As always, for the most up-to-date and comprehensive training, contact Certified Training Solutions at 307-640-5859 or visit us on the web at www.CertifiedTrainingSolutions.com
We offer Specimen Collector training and certification for DOT drug testing, as well as breath alcohol technician (BAT) and screening test technician (STT) training/certification. Take a look at our online training course details and outlines at the following web addresses:
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Are you ready for the expected changes to the DOT Rules on October 1, 2017? If you engage in DOT or Federal drug and alcohol testing, we urge you to read about the proposed (likely) Rule changes and prepare yourself in advance. Example: It is proposed that all specimen collectors, breath alcohol technicians, screening test technicians, and others involved in the DOT alcohol and drug testing process must register for ODAPC's list-serve (to ensure that you keep abreast of regulatory changes).
We encourage anyone involved in drug and alcohol testing services to register now at: www.transportation.gov/odapc/get-odapc-email-updates
Another important change that is expected is the addition of four opioids (hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone) to the drug-testing panel.
You may read more about the rest of the proposed changes at: www.transportation.gov/odapc/frpubs
Starting June 12, 2017, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Part 219 drug and alcohol testing Rules now cover maintenance of way (MOW) employees. With this change, persons supervising these newly-regulated employees must have Post-accident Determination training (as required by 49 CFR Part 219.11(g), along with Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion (Signs & Symptoms of drug and alcohol use) training.
Certified Training Solutions offers convenient, low-cost online training for both FRA post-accident training and supervisor reasonable suspicion training for DOT-covered supervisors.
For only $49.99 per person, you can get the "combo course" that includes both required training courses!