Reasonable Suspicion | HR Series for Supers & Managers
Part of our HR Series for Supers & Managers. Sessions have no prerequisites and can be taken in any order. Participants are not obligated to attend additional sessions in the series. Designed for Supervisors who work in safety-sensitive environments, this session will cover the basics of reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing, as well as a discussion of the potential consequences of positive tests, and suggestions for updating company policies.
$79.99 excl. GST
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*Session description for the Reasonable Suspicion | HR Series for Supers & Managers continues below. First, we just want to share with you about the Tailgate Toolkit Project.
VICA is committed to advocacy and support for those in our industry impacted by substance use and the toxic drug crisis. Check out our Tailgate Toolkit Project, a totally FREE provincial resource created specifically for our industry. Resources available through the program include:
- FREE Toolbox Talks addressing substance use and mental health. At no cost to you, the Tailgate Toolkit team will come to your office or site, or host a virtual talk for your team.
- FREE Supervisory Training for your site and company leaders
- FREE Hammer Time, a support group for people working in our industry
- FREE Resource Guides, extensive, region-specific resource guides for folks working in the construction/trades industry
Funding for the Tailgate Toolkit is provided by the Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions, The Canadian Mental Health Association (BC Divison), and the Community Action Initiative.
Part of our HR Series for Supers & Managers. Sessions have no prerequisites and can be taken in any order. Participants are not obligated to attend additional sessions in the series.
Designed for Supervisors who work in safety-sensitive environments, this session will go through the basics of reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. Reasonable suspicion testing takes place when a supervisor has either direct evidence, (observation by a supervisor or another employee) or reasonable cause, to suspect an employee of drug or alcohol impairment while at work.
This session will provide participants with knowledge and information on objective decision-making in cases of reasonable suspicion, as well as a discussion of the potential consequences of positive tests, and suggestions for updating company policies.
Topics covered in the session include:
- What is Reasonable Suspicion Testing
- Drug Use Stats
- Employer & Employees Obligations Under the Policy & the Law
- The 5 Steps to Testing
- Signs & Symptoms
- How to Document
Disclaimer: The content of this presentation is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.
- Hosted on the Zoom platform. Access information for the virtual session and any materials will be provided to you via email in advance of the training.
- This session is offered in partnership with local construction associations in Canada, and you will be participating with peers from multiple regions.
Course Requirements (Technology & Participation)
Please make sure you have the following:
- Computer or laptop with webcam: This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content like slides or videos, and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, we recommend that you have a full computer/laptop set-up and don’t recommend using a cell phone or tablet to attend the training.
- A quiet space with minimal distractions: plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for attendance in an in-class program.