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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy
Drug-Free Workplace Advisor
Supervisor Training

Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of this training is to familiarize your supervisors with all aspects of your drug-free workplace program.

The objectives of the training are to inform supervisors and managers about:

  • The prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse and its impact on the workplace.
  • The connection between poor performance and alcohol and drug use.
  • How to recognize potential drug and alcohol abuse through the observation of specific objective behavior and performance criteria.
  • How to effectively document, confront and refer employees without violating the law or employee rights.
  • The progressions of the disease of alcohol and drug addiction and what assistance is available.
  • The necessary skills for referring employees to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), other treatment providers and/or drug and alcohol testing.
  • How to avoid supervisor traps and enabling behavior.