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substance abuse management training tools including new media and regulation updates

Substance Abuse Management Training Tools including new media!and Regulation Updates

Presented by Diana Byrnes,

Substance Abuse Management Specialist

Center for Urban Transportation Research

University of South Florida- Tampa FL

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fta minimum training requirements per 49 cfr part 655 14
FTA Minimum Training RequirementsPer 49 CFR Part 655.14
  • General education component
  • Awareness training for all safety-sensitive employees
  • Reasonable suspicion training for supervisors and company officials authorized to make reasonable suspicion determinations
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General Education Component-49 CFR Part 655.14 (a)“..display and distribution of informational material and a community service hot-line telephone number for employee assistance”

where to find community service hot line numbers
Where to Find Community Service Hot-line numbers:
  • Your Local Yellow Pages
  • Your Employee Assistance Program
  • Your Substance Abuse Professional
  • National Hot Line Numbers
    • National Drug Abuse Hotline1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
where to find informational material to display
Where to Find Informational Material to Display:
  • FDOT/CUTR Website (address to follow)
  • US Department of Labor www.dol.gov/workingpartners
  • Street Drugs www.streetdrugs.org
  • NIDA www.drugabuse.gov
  • SAMHSA www.samhsa.gov
  • Local Newspaper
where to find informational material to distribute
Where to Find Informational Material to Distribute:
  • FDOT/CUTR website (address to follow)
  • DOT Employee Handbook http://www.dot.gov/ost/dapc/
  • Safety-meeting “boosters”; www.redribbonweek.com
display and distribution best practices
Display and Distribution Best Practices
  • Display material throughout agency

(in driver’s lounge, on vending machines, bulletin boards, near schedules, at dispatch desk, in rest rooms, etc.)

  • Keep message fresh, change often
  • Vary the media used
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[655.14 (b)]
  • A minimum of 60 minutes of training to all safety-sensitive employees
  • Effects and consequences of prohibited drug use on personal health, safety, and the work environment
    • Manifestation and behavioral cues of drug use
    • Alcohol training not required
      • If included, it must be in addition to the 60 minutes on drugs
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Training must be provided to new hires and transfers into safety-sensitive positions
  • Should be part of new employee orientation and training agenda
  • Only required once during tenure of employment
  • Refresher training highly recommended
  • Statistics show correlation between good training programs and low positive rates
where to find training materials
Where to Find Training Materials:
  • Clean Sober and Safe: An Employee Drug Awareness Training Module that now includes Web Based Interactive Training
    • Video is 23 minutes in length, ideal for group training
    • Web based module ideal for new hire training (independent training)
    • Accompanying handbook can be distributed with the video or WBT or alone, as a refresher tool
free download of video and handbook and link to web based training
Free Download of Video and Handbook and Link to Web Based Training
  • www.cutr.usf.edu/byrnessamsite
cs s web based training
CS&S Web Based Training
  • Employees will access the web training from FDOT/CUTR SAM Website
  • Submit their first and last name
  • Follow prompts to view the video segments and answer the questions
  • Successful completion of the training module will result in a certificate for documentation

See Demonstration

disclaimer
Disclaimer
  • Please be advised that the use of the Clean, Sober and Safe video or Web Based Training alone does NOT meet the 60 minute minimum requirement.

Agencies must utilize additional

training tools to meet the regulatory

requirement.

FDOT Employee Drug and Alcohol Manual

will be available in September and

will include an assessment quiz

drug awareness training best practices
Drug Awareness Training Best Practices
  • Exceed regulatory requirement of sixty minutes
  • Add alcohol awareness (although not required)
  • Provide refresher training, add to safety meetings
  • Add education on Rx and OTC Meds
    • Use “A Prescription for Safety” training module
a prescription for safety education module
“A Prescription for Safety” Education Module
  • 5 minute video and Handbook
  • General guidelines for safe and effective use of Rx and OTC meds
  • Provides an opening for discussion on agency policy regarding the reporting of medication use to supervisors
  • Education tool, no regulations regarding this topic- training is not required

See Demonstration

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[655.14 (b)(2)]
  • 60 minutes of training on the physical, behavioral, and performance indicators of probable drug use AND
  • 60 minutes of training on the physical, behavioral, and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse
  • Only required once during tenure of employment with agency
  • Must be provided before supervisor can make a reasonable suspicion determination
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Reasonable Suspicion Referral for Drug and Alcohol Testing: A Training Program for Transit Supervisors and accompanying Leader’s guide

http://transit-safety.volpe.dot.gov

additional resources
Additional Resources
  • Transportation Safety Institute: www.tsi.dot.gov
  • CUTR: www.cutr.usf.edu
  • Diana Byrnes: byrnes@cutr.usf.edu
  • FTA Annual Drug and Alcohol Program Conference

http://transit-safety.fta.dot.gov

supplement
Supplement
  • Role play reasonable suspicion scenarios
  • Review your in-house documentation form
  • Discuss how to safely handle an irate employee
  • Discuss the actions that constitute a refusal
  • Discuss the protocol for notification of management or HR dept.
  • Discuss transport of employee to site
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Additional topics to cover during supervisory training may include:
  • Post Accident Testing
      • Criteria
      • Testing windows
      • Documentation forms
      • Internal protocol, re: transport, etc.
  • DOT Specimen Collection and Testing Process
      • Emphasis on the integrity of the laboratory testing, MRO review of positive results to protect employee rights
supervisor training best practices
Supervisor Training Best Practices
  • Exceed regulatory minimums
  • Utilize role play exercises
  • Empower supervisors- emphasize management’s support
  • Stress to supervisors that its okay if the test comes back negative
  • Consider including a segment on Post Accident Decision making
coming soon
Coming Soon
  • “Crossroads- Drug and Alcohol Testing Decisions Supervisors Must Make”
    • Video and handbook
    • Will address post accident decisions, FTA criteria to test, testing windows etc.
    • Will address reasonable suspicion determinations, making the call to test, refusals, etc.
    • FALL 2010
documentation

Documentation

Record Retention and Maintenance

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Maintain the following documentation for all training sessions:
  • Training agenda, dates and times
    • Attendance roster
    • Copy of the training materials presented
    • Instructor’s name
    • Copies of any certificates given to employees
    • Keep for a minimum of two years*
auditing
Auditing
  • FTA Auditors are finding that the training requirements are often overlooked or not being met completely
  • If audited you must provided your training materials, training agenda and documentation of training
  • Minimum record retention for training documentation is 2 years- best practice: keep indefinitely
drug and alcohol regulation updates

Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates

Most current information as of June 15, 2010

regulation updates effective february 25 2010
Regulation Updates Effective February 25, 2010
  • New rule authorizes employers to disclose to state commercial driver’s licensing authorities test results of CDL holders when a state law requires such reporting (AR, CA, NC, OR, SC,TX and WA)
  • New Alcohol Testing Form (ATF) deadline for use extended to January 1, 2011
  • New rule allows the use of the breath tube Alcohol Screening Device (ASD) published on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Conforming Products List- but EBT confirmation must be used
updates continued
Updates Continued
  • New Proposed Rule Making (NPRM)
    • Introduction of Instrumented Initial Testing Facility: non-negative results would be forwarded to an HHS certified laboratory for additional testing.
    • DHHS is lowering cut-off levels for amphetamines and cocaine; adding testing for MDMA (Ecstasy) adding 6-AM (heroin) screening to the opiates class of drugs; and adoption of a new federal CCF
    • DOT must publish this as final rule. Expected effective date is October 1, 2010
    • Be advised that this may increase lab fees for analysis

continued

to stay updated
To stay updated:

Download Regulation Updates Newsletter:

http://transit-safety.fta.dot.gov/

DrugAndAlcohol/Newsletters/default.asp

Sign up for “What’s New” Updates:

http://www.fta.dot.gov/

thank you for attending

Thank you for attending!

Diana Byrnes

813-426-6980

byrnes@cutr.usf.edu

www.cutr.usf.edu/byrnessamsite