DOT Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training

Transportation Vehicles

DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training requirement specifies that supervisors who oversee employees performing safety sensitive functions under any DOT agency need to know what to look for and what to do if an employee is under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol.

O.M. Management, Inc. DOT Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training meets DOT Regulation, 49 CFR Part 40. Each Training is tailored to its agency - FAA, FMCSA, FTA, FRA, PHMSA, & USCG. This training will cover the DOT requirements of 60 minutes on substance abuse and 60 minutes on alcohol misuse (60 additional minutes on post-accident for FRA). This training educates supervisors on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of probable drug and alcohol misuse, how to document their findings, and how to make the necessary testing determinations.

This training will cover: 

    • The role of the supervisor 
    • Who is covered by the regulation
    • The observations a supervisor needs to make
    • The signs and symptoms of probable alcohol misuse
    • The signs and symptoms of probable drug use
    • How to approach an employee in a reasonable-suspicion situation
    • Many real-life reasonable-suspicion scenarios
    • When to test and when not to test
    • How to begin the reasonable-suspicion testing process
    • How to report a refusal in the FMCSA Clearinghouse
      ( FMCSA regulated companies only )
    • Post-accident criteria ( FRA )

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Information on Reasonable Suspicion Training

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*This training can also be tailored to all Non-DOT companies.