Alcohol-drug testing driver awareness training program available

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J.J. Keller & Associates has introduced Alcohol & Drug Testing: Driver Awareness Training, a program designed to help companies comply with DOT’s alcohol and drug testing and training requirements. At the core of the program is a 25-minute closed-captioned video with commentary from industry professionals.

The video provides drivers with a plain-English overview of DOT’s alcohol and drug testing requirements, including the 11 key areas carriers are required to cover (49 CFR 382.601(b)). Topics covered include alcohol and drug prohibitions; what a “safety-sensitive” function is; which tests are required; when drivers are tested; and what happens when drivers refuse testing. It also includes “Did You Know?” segments designed to offer additional information to drivers and help keep them involved.

Along with the video, the program includes an instructor guide that provides background information, training tips and situational narratives to help engage drivers; 11 driver handbooks that cover the topics carriers must discuss with drivers; 11 reference cards with alcohol testing procedures on one side and drug testing procedures on the other, as well as samples of the approved forms technicians use for the tests; one confidential Alcohol & Drug File Packet containing nine recordkeeping forms; one wallet card sheet perforated to provide 10 cards; and an awareness poster that reinforces key concepts. Additional copies of these materials, to train more drivers, are available separately. A “Trainer Tools” CD-ROM also is included and contains customizable transparency masters and quizzes (with answer keys), clip art, posters and a training log.

Spanish versions also are available. The DVD format includes a special “Message for Management,” additional commentary, an interactive quiz with correct/incorrect remediation, and a bonus “Drivers, Drugs and Drinking” precautionary vignette. The DVD version also includes menu and chapter selections that allow for navigation and random access of topics.

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