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Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations for Supervisors

Municipal Training Farmington Town Hall

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations for Supervisors

Farmington Town Hall
1 Monteith Drive
Farmington, CT 06032

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.


This workshop focuses on the signs of probable alcohol abuse and drug use by safety-sensitive employees and the responsibilities of supervisors and managers to make a reasonable suspicion determination. Supervisors will learn the physical, behavioral and performance indicators, as well as the collection process, for alcohol and controlled substances according to US Department of Transportation Regulations. This workshop meets federal regulations (FMCSA and FTA) which require supervisory training.

The workshop is designed for both the new supervisor and veteran who may need a refresher on Drug & Alcohol determination skills.


  • Understand DOT requirements for urine testing for drugs and breath testing for alcohol
  • Learn signs and symptoms of alcohol misuse and substance abuse
  • Outline supervisor responsibility for reasonable suspicion testing
  • Learn how to respond when an employee tests positive
  • Legal considerations:

- Employer liability, insurance, contracts, and indemnification
- Interaction with other laws: ADA & FMLA
- Reasonable suspicion testing


  • First Selectmen, Mayors, Town/City Managers
  • Personnel responsible for compliance with DOT regulations
  • Managers and Supervisors in ALL departments
  • Supervisors of municipal transportation functions (paid or volunteer covered by DOT rules - public works, recreation, social services, and education)
  • Town/City Attorneys
  • Humans Resource Directors and Personnel
  • Public Safety Officials

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