Drug Free Workplace Training

It is important for leaders to be able to recognize the signs, symptoms, and effects of substance use and how and when to take action when there is a reasonable suspicion of substance abuse. It is especially important in light of the recent legalization of marijuana to understand how these changes in the law and culture affect the workplace, and how to prioritize both employee and public safety. Henderson Consulting & EAP Services offers Drug Free Workplace Training that educates leaders and employees around substances, their use, short-term and long-term effects, signs of withdrawal and signs of overdose for the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Amphetamines
  • Cocaine and Crack
  • Opiates (Narcotics)
  • PCP
  • Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications

Many of the goals in this training comprise of understanding  the DOT regulations that apply to a reasonable suspicion testing, knowing how to approach employees, how to handle difficult situations, understanding the reasonable suspicion process, completing required documentation, and having a high level of confidence in relation to responsibilities. The Drug Free Workplace Training also educates leaders and employees around identifying signs and symptoms of substance abuse and what to do when a reasonable suspicion escalates. Some of the common signs and symptoms covered in this training include:

  • Declining job performance
  • Increased accidents and mistakes
  • Emotional instability
  • Mental disturbances
  • Physical problems
  • Erratic attendance
  • Frequent tardiness
  • Substance behaviors
  • Drug paraphernalia