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Maine Department of Labor offers impairment detection course for employers on Aug.t 23

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AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Standards is hosting its no-charge impairment detection course for employers 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave.
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!, or those who want to register for this course, should call 1-877-SAFE 345 (1-877-723-3345) or visit www.safetyworksmaine.com .