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TSI Substance Abuse Management and Program Compliance - July 17-19, 2018
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7/17/2018 to 7/19/2018
When: July 17 - 19, 2018
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Ben Franklin Transit Administration Building
1000 Columbia Park Trail
Richland 99352
United States
Contact: Laura Juell

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This course is designed to provide the participant with the knowledge to evaluate and self-assess their agency’s substance abuse program and compliance with FTA regulations and industry best-practices. The course involves lecture,videos, Q&A sessions with expert instructors, and peer information sharing. This course promotes a better understanding of FTA substance abuse compliance regulations and their application to transit agency policies and procedures of this course.


Course Elements

• Legislative-regulatory requirements for 49 CFR Part 655 and 49 CFR Part 40

• Categories of safety-sensitive testing types: pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, random, return to duty, follow-up, checklist review, and action plan

• Testing procedures

• Urine specimen collection procedures

• Drug testing laboratory regulations and procedures

• Medical Review Officer (MRO) procedures

• Procedures for Substance Abuse Profession (SAP) referrals• Contractor and service agent oversight, checklist review, and action plan

• Recordkeeping requirements, reporting procedures, and confidentiality/information disclosure procedures • The FTA audit process and common deficiencies found by auditors

• Training requirements, safety-sensitive employees, supervisors' reasonable suspicion

• FTA voluntary Prescription (Rx) and Over-the-Counter (OTC) program updates

•General review of transit agency minimum policy content requirements

•Instructor-led Q&A and group discussions, pretest, final exam


Human Resource Managers, Safety Managers, State DOT Representatives (SSO), Third-Party Administrators, Substance Abuse Professionals, Drug & Alcohol Program Managers, and Designated Employer Representatives




· The Reasonable Suspicion and Post Accident Testing Determination seminar will be conducted in conjunction with this course. Please check the course catalog. You will need to register/pay for this seminar separately.

· All course participants are encouraged to bring a printed copy of your respective agency’s Drug & Alcohol Policy for safety-sensitive employees. Class time has been set aside for policy compliance auditing and review.


Transportation Safety Institute Instructors (3)


The registration fee is $50 per person. Lunch will be on your own. You will receive an invoice which will be due upon receipt and payable to WSTIP.

For information regarding RTAP scholarships for this event, please contact Linda Howell at


The class will be held at Ben Franklin Transit Administration Building, 1000 Columbia Park Trail, in Richland, WA. The workshop will begin at 8:00 am and run until 4:30 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday. Class will end at 3:00 pm on Thursday. Lunch will be on your own. Lodging arrangements can be made at the Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St, Richland, WA. Phone (509) 946-4661.


For information regarding registration or workshop content, please contact Laura Juell ( Laura can be reached at (360) 786-5049 at the Washington State Transit Insurance Pool.


You may cancel your workshop registration without penalty up to Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
Cancellations made after 07/11/2018 will be charged the full workshop fee. As the host for a TSI course, the WSTIP needs to fill 12 seats. If the course is cancelled, participants will receive a complete refund.