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TSI Substance Abuse Management and Program Compliance
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11/19/2019 to 11/21/2019
When: November 19-21, 2019
8:00 - 5:00
Where: Washington State Department of Transportation - Nisqually Conference Room
310 Maple Park Avenue SE
Olympia, WA  98504
United States
Contact: Laura Juell
(360) 786-5049

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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, Designated Employer Representatives, individuals responsible for the oversight of contractor testing program compliance, safety officers and trainers, contractor's drug and alcohol program managers, agency's drug and alcohol testing program services agents (such as collectors, alcohol test technicians, TPA, MRO, SAP).


Transportation Safety Institute Instructors (3)


There is no registration fee for this course. 


The class will be held at the Washington State Department of Transportation Nisqually Conference Room, 310 Maple Park Avenue SE, in Olympia, WA. Lunch will be on your own.


Hotel reservations can be made at the Hilton Garden Inn, Olympia. The Hilton Garden Inn is located at 2101 Henderson Park Lane, SE. (360) 236-9934. Rooms are blocked under TSI. If you need a ride to training from Hilton Garden Inn, please be in the lobby by 7:40 am. 


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.