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PIOGA’s Safety Committee

Deadline to register is
March 22, 2021
Ryan West, MS, CFI


Thursday, March 25 2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
$50 for PIOGA Members
$75 for Non-PIOGA Members 
Fee includes: Certificate of Completion and CEUs (Continuing Education Units)

Reasonable Suspicion Training and
Addressing Substance Use and Mental Illness in a Virtual World
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the landscape of the workplace in 2020 and the foreseeable future.  More employees are working remotely now than ever before.  These new challenges have led to a significant increase in employee substance use and mental illness across the U.S. and abroad.  Substance use and mental illness are sensitive topics that can be difficult for employers to address at any time, but remote employees present a unique challenge, especially as it pertains to “reasonable suspicion” drug and alcohol testing. 

PART 1 COURSE DESCRIPTION: This two-hour virtual training teaches supervisors and managers how to appropriately identify and effectively respond to suspected employee impairment. Knowledge checks are peppered throughout to increase content retention and a case vignette concludes this training to increase participant comfort and confidence with application.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
1) Reiterate the four rules for responding to suspected employee impairment
2) Identify personal barriers that inhibit the reporting process
3) Discuss the most common drugs of abuse and their signs of impairment
4) Describe (and demonstrate) an effective, non-confrontational conversation with an employee suspected of impairment.
PART 2 COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This 60-minute virtual seminar equips employers with an essential framework to effectively address employee substance use and mental illness in a virtual world.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
1) Identify changes in a remote employee’s appearance, behavior and performance that are concerning.
2) Effectively respond to employee problems while maintaining professional boundaries.
3) Maximize the benefit of an EAP for employee illness prevention and treatment.
4) Determine what changes should be made to an existing drug and alcohol policy and testing procedures.
Course Instructor:
Manager, Corporate Trainings & Business Development
Chemical Addiction Specialist
Greenbriar Treatment Center
By attending this PIOGATech you get valuable information that affect your employees, colleagues, and work place.  A Certificate of Completion will be provided by the Instruction AND you can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  Sign up today!

Click HERE to register online. Payment must be received prior to the training session. 

Deadline to register is March 22, 2021.

You will receive connection information shortly after you register/pay to attend. Please save the date on your calendar.

Cancellation Policy
You may cancel without penalty if written cancellation requests are received by March 22, 2021. Due to financial obligations incurred by the host, we will not provide a refund after this date. To cancel, please email Deana McMahan at deana@pioga.org.
Should you have any questions about the training or the CEUs, please contact Deana McMahan at deana@pioga.org.