A DOT Supervisor Ensures A Safer Workplace

  • Published: Feb, 6 2020
  • Updated: Feb, 6 2020

The Department of Transportation has strict guidelines in place for any business with a transport-related focus, such as logistics, or aviation. Because professional transportation has more legal and financial commitments, mandatory drug testing is in place for related industries. However, aside from regular testing, DOT-adjacent businesses need to maintain awareness of employee well-being, and one of the best ways to do this is with DOT supervisor training.

Going Beyond The Schedule

DOT supervisor training is an important professional development opportunity for you and any managerial staff in your business. Remaining aware of DOT requirements is important to remain in good standing with DOT regulations. However, putting those policies into practice and remaining compliant with them while managing employees is not something people can necessarily pick up by instinct.

With DOT supervisor training, a business can properly train selected management in the ways to maintain DOT compliance. More importantly, however, staff will lean the proper way to form new guidelines and smoothly integrate them into the workplace with minimal disruption.

Making Things Safe

With proper training, supervisors will be able to draw up and enforce the proper policy. They will also, however, have the training to use their judgment about employee behavior. You don’t always have to wait for an accident to test for drugs. 

Proper training can give managers the awareness they need to maintain reasonable suspicion that drug use may be a problem with an employee. At the same time, this kind of training can also help to prevent “false positives” where there may be an unfounded suspicion of drug use that turns out not to have any merit. 

Proper training management can create a safer workplace while maintaining compliance with DOT requirements. A little professional development goes a long way towards creating a better working environment.

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