Department of Labor Offering Impairment Detection Course for Employers on August 23 Bookmark and Share

August 21, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2017

Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, (207) 621-5009

Class registration or 1-877-SAFE 345 (1-877-723-3345)

AUGUSTA—The Maine Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Standards is hosting its no-charge impairment detection course for employers on August 23 in Portland. Visit the class registration page at www.safetyworksmaine.gov or call 1-877-SAFE 345 (1-877-723-3345) to register for any class.

Impairment Detection Training for Employers: Wednesday, August 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Glickman Library, USM, 314 Forest Ave, Portland, ME

This training session is designed to help owners, managers and supervisors recognize and respond appropriately to employee impairment in the workplace in order to reduce worker accidents and injuries. Participants will be taught procedures to detect impairment regardless of the substance used or physical conditions such as illness, fatigue etc. that might be the cause. This class is designed to fulfill the federal DOT requirements for reasonable suspicion training of supervisors. In addition, participants will learn how to develop and implement policies that address impairment in the workplace and are in compliance with Maine’s Substance Abuse Testing Law.

SafetyWorks! is not OSHA and cannot issue fines or citations to private businesses. While SafetyWorks! helps businesses of any size, priority is given to small businesses. The program trains about 8,000 people and consults at nearly 1,000 worksites in Maine each year. Employers interested in learning more about the consulting and training services offered by SafetyWorks! should call 1-877-SAFE 345 (1-877-723-3345) or visit www.safetyworksmaine.com .

The Bureau of Labor Standards is Maine’s regulatory agency overseeing labor and employment law and workplace safety; it provides both consultation and enforcement services. The division promotes and achieves compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of Maine’s workforce.

The State of Maine is an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.

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