Why Reasonable Suspicion Training?
The overall goal of Reasonable Suspicion Training is to protect public and workplace safety by ensuring the removal of employees from safety sensitive duties when their behavior and appearance indicate possible illegal drug use or alcohol misuse.
One of the most difficult things about reasonable suspicion testing for managers is the fear of being wrong when “accusing” an employee of using drugs or alcohol, but the profound impact on safety, well-being and productivity may outweigh those fears.
When it comes to reasonable suspicion, the manager’s role is to:
The most important consideration is...
Americans consume 60% of the world’s production of illegal drugs Substance abusers are 3.5 times more likely to be involved in accidents on the job Substance abusers also are responsible for 40% of all industrial fatalities
Signs and Symptoms