In the event of a Reasonable Suspicion, if you are not a trained supervisor, the following steps will help you get started:
Before you are in the initial situation, have the appropriate forms ready; your trained supervisor will have these available. Telephone numbers for MCC Drug and Alcohol Screening are available on this website, and should be posted in your office, including the on call number. We are available 24/7. Also, make sure you have transportation to the office. If transportation is not available, we can be called to your location.
Observing an employee can be difficult. Make sure every observation is reported and documented with your trained supervisor. When reporting, be specific of appearances, behaviors, speech, and body odor. If you are not sure if an employee is under the influence, call your trained supervisor.
If you are feel an employee is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, you will need to confirm with a higher authority or your trained supervisor if they are available.
At this point, you have confirmed with a higher authority or a trained supervisor, you have contacted your trained supervisor, and you have documented all of your observations about the incident. You will then, depending on the instructions of the trained supervisor, confront the employee. Your trained supervisor will need to be present for this so that they may fill out the necessary documentation, and transport the individual to our office.
Please do not hesitate to call our office with any questions you may have regarding suspicions, protocol, availability of the staff, or anything else.
If you are a supervisor who has not had supervisor training, MCC now offers the mandatory class to get your certificate.
Supervisor Training Class For Department of Transportation Regulations
(This is a required class for all supervisors including one man trucking companies.)
The Department of Transportation requirements for Supervisor Training
We will now hold class once per quarter Classes are approximately two hours long and cost 50$ per person. Please call us at 970-256-7772 to get signed up.
Each employer shall ensure that all persons designated to supervise drivers receive at least 60 minutes of training on Alcohol misuse and receive at least 60 minutes of training on controlled substances use. The training will be used by the supervisor to determine whether reasonable suspicion exists to require a driver to undergo testing under Sec. 382.307. The training shall include the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse and use of controlled substances.
We here at MCC teach a supervisor training class several times a year. If your company has five or more people that will be needing the class we can come to your location. Whether you have a big company, or are the only employee of the company, MCC can help.
Please call us at (970) 256-7772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info, pricing and scheduling.