This lesson examines the impact of drug usage in the workplace, and discusses the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. After completing this lesson, the learner will recognize the impact of drug and alcohol abuse on individual job performance and how it compromises workplace safety. The learner will also recognize requirements for the types of drug testing, as well as the consequences of violating company drug and alcohol abuse policies. Finally, the learner will be introduced to the health effects of marijuana, cocaine, and alcohol abuse, as well as the purpose of Employee Assistance Programs.
This lesson addresses the supervisory responsibilities outlined in the Department of Transportation (DOT), Title 49 Part 199, Drug and Alcohol Testing, that govern reasonable cause drug testing. After completing this course, the individual should be able to recognize: the correct procedures to follow when a covered individual is called for drug testing, indicators of illegal drug use in a covered individual, how to report suspected drug abuse, and the physical characteristics and effects of marijuana, cocaine, opiates (such as morphine, codeine, and heroin), and phencyclidine (PCP), amphetamines.
This lesson explains the DOT requirements for drug testing outlined in 49 CFR Part 199 and 49 CFR Part 40. After completing this lesson, the learner will be able to identify: the types of jobs for which drug tests are administered, the individuals involved in the drug testing procedure, steps in the testing process including how specimens are handled, and what happens when a test result is positive.
So, how do we make good decisions? Knowledge alone doesn’t guarantee good decisions. That driver may have run that red light knowing there was a chance someone would get hurt, but he did it anyway. Why might that have happened? What might have affected his decision? The answers to these questions are going to be explored as we try to gain an understanding of the human element in safety.
Being placed in a management role is very rewarding and challenging. To become more successful, managers must understand that they are not only managing tasks, people and deadlines, they are protecting a work environment that employees operate in each and every day. This suite of content enables managers to be better managers by understanding the importance of their inherited HR functions as part of their job description, as well as maintaining an ideal work environment that fosters growth, opportunities and fairness.
This introductory course will help you gain a better understanding of what it means to be a transgender person and give you basic guidelines for creating an inclusive environment that supports your transgender colleagues. We’ll cover important terminology and legal protections, and answer common questions related to gender identity and gender expression. We’ll identify respectful approaches to addressing transgender issues, and discuss how to prevent discriminatory behavior. The knowledge gained will allow you to better accommodate and support the unique talents, insights and strengths of transgender people within your organization and in everyday life.