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Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Training for CDL Drivers and Supervisors

Workplace Health
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fort HealthCare Business Health at Fort Memorial Hospital will present a drug and alcohol training seminar that is mandatory for supervisors and owner/operators of commercial motor vehicles. The seminar, which will be held Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of Fort Memorial Hospital, is a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Department of Transportation compliance seminar offered to the local business community.

Since January 1, 1996, all companies with employees who have a CDL and own, lease or operate a commercial motor vehicle, are required to have an established drug and alcohol testing program as mandated by Federal Department of Transportation rules 49CFR, Part 382.

Program highlights include:

• Review of Law 49CFR, Part 382, with emphasis on supervisor training, prohibited conduct and the steps to take for managing positive test results.
• Drug and alcohol training to determine whether reasonable suspicion exists to require a driver to undergo testing under Part 382.307.
• Proper urine screening and breath testing collection procedures for drug and alcohol testing of drivers.

Supervisors of CDL holders are required to have training on the behavioral, physical, speech and performance indicators of controlled substance and alcohol misuse, so that they can more accurately identify it in the CDL drivers they oversee.

Fort HealthCare Business Health offers this seminar as a convenience to CDL drivers and supervisors in the Fort Atkinson area. Pre-registration on or before Friday, November 12 is required. The cost of the seminar is $75/person. However, discounts are offered for Business Health customers ($60) and Business Health Consortium members ($52). Continental breakfast will be provided.

For questions, additional information or to register, please contact Susan Ott at Fort HealthCare Business Health at (920) 568-5018.