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Alcohol & Drug Awareness Training Supervisor (Canada)

This course is for front-line supervisors with responsibility for recognizing safety risks in the workplace and requesting reasonable cause drug and alcohol testing of employees. This 1.5-2 hour course will prepare supervisors to determine whether reasonable cause exists and what to do when they suspect impairment.

Identifying, assessing, and approaching an employee who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a challenging responsibility for supervisors. Corridor’s Drug & Alcohol Supervisor Training provides clear guidelines and resources to watch for the signs of substance abuse, understand reasonable cause or suspicion, drug and alcohol testing processes and the appropriate actions to take. Corridor training features Barb Butler, Canada’s preeminent alcohol and drug expert, showcasing her comprehensive knowledge base, best practices regarding alcohol and drugs in the workplace, extensive resources, and real workplace situations for supervisors to learn from.

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An overview of course learning objectives, expectations, features, and functionality.

This module provides an overview of mood altering substances including alcohol, cannabis, medications, and illicit drugs. It also discusses the issues of dependency and enabling.

  • Mood Altering Substances and Impacts on the Workplace
  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
  • Medications and Other Drugs

This module provides definitions and an overview of the following key concepts related to alcohol and drugs in the workplace:

  • Performance management
  • Unfit for work
  • Reasonable cause
  • Incident investigations
  • Random testing requirements
  • Return-to-duty, follow-up testing, refusal to test

This module provides an overview of responsibilities in the context of mood altering substances in the workplace. This includes the responsibilities of:

  • Employers
  • Employees
  • Supervisors and company leaders

Standard procedures have been developed for alcohol and drug testing. These procedures were originally established through the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and are now accepted throughout North America. Additionally, the procedures have been upheld in Canadian arbitration and court decisions as a fair and accurate way to conduct workplace testing.

  • Alcohol Testing
  • Drug Testing

Before considering how to manage issues related to the use or misuse of mood altering substances in the workplace, let’s talk about performance management in general – the process and practices that will help you ensure that employees are operating safely and doing their jobs effectively.

  • Performance Management
  • 3 Practice Scenarios

Now we’ll look beyond the ongoing activity of managing performance and focus specifically on those things you are expected to do when you have concerns that an employee is unfit for work – that is, at a specific point in time you have an employee who you believe should not be at work because they can’t do their job correctly or safely. This module discusses how to address a situation where an employee is “unfit for work” at a single point in time.

  • Unfit for Work Investigations
  • 3 Practice Scenarios

This module explains how to determine reasonable cause and the steps to follow in a reasonablecause testing situation.

  • Reasonable Cause Testing
  • 2 Practice Scenarios

As part of your responsibility to implement your company’s Alcohol & Drug Policy and procedures, it is important for you to understand how to respond when an incident occurs involving an employee.

There may be similar procedures to follow for a contract worker directly involved in a serious incident as well; confirm this with your management. This module explains the steps to follow to determine if post-incident testing is required.

  • Post-Incident Testing Procedures
  • 3 Practice Scenarios
  • Refusal to Test

Now that you have worked through all the course modules, you are required to complete an exam on what you have learned, followed by submission of an acknowledgement regarding your understanding of your responsibilities regarding alcohol and drug use in the workplace.

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  • 9 Modules
  • 11 Knowledge Checks
  • 17 Workplace Scenarios
  • 27 Interactivities
  • 40 Alcohol & Drug Resources
  • Final Exam & Acknowledgement

Duration:  1.5 – 2 hours

Passing Grade:  80%

Reporting: Printable Certificate of Completion

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