Bio-Med offers multiple training programs for any company who has a drug-free workplace program, DOT or non-DOT, and industry training for companies who perform drug testing collection services.
For information on our Health Services Training, CPR/First-Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, etc, please click this link: Occupational Health Services
Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors (Regulated and Non-Regulated)
How do you know if an employee is under the influence? How should I confront my employee? What are the symptoms of prescription pill abuse?
The DOT requires that all regulated companies employ supervisors who are trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol use so they are qualified to determine if reasonable suspicion testing is needed. This class is designed to satisfy that requirement. This class is also invaluable to non-regulated, private companies who wish to equip their supervisors with the skills necessary to make a legally defensible reasonable suspicion determination. The class can be customized to your company’s policy and is available at your business location or at our corporate office in Salem, Oregon.
The DOT does not require recurring training for supervisors, but it does recommend recurring training for best practice. Bio-Med recommends refresher training every two years minimum because trends and regulations change so quickly and dramatically in this industry.
Designated Employer Representative (DER) Training
How do I know what the DOT requires of me as an employer?
The DOT requires that each regulated company employ at least one representative who acts as the drug and alcohol testing coordinator, the DER. Navigating the multitude of DOT requirements for the DER can be daunting and confusing. This three-hour course explains DER responsibilities in a clear, logical and easy-to-understand manner. It also gives the DER and Bio-Med, as the Third-Party Testing Administrator, a valuable opportunity to discuss our roles and responsibilities in relation to one another. The class can be customized to your company’s policy and is available at your business location (within the state) or at our corporate office in Salem, Oregon.
How can I ensure that my employees are well-educated about drugs and alcohol and my company drug and alcohol policy?
Bio-Med provides comprehensive employee training programs for all types of companies. Our employee training course complies with DOT-required training guidelines for safety-sensitive employees. For non-regulated employers, this educational program ensures that your employees understand your testing program, learn about drug testing myths and, most importantly, the dire consequences of drug use in the workplace. The class can be customized to your company’s policy and is available at your business location (within the state) or at our corporate office in Salem, Oregon. This training is also available online. Click here to be directed to the training portal.
DOT Urine Specimen Collection Technician and “Train the Trainer” Training
The DOT requires that DOT Urine Specimen Collectors successfully complete a training program which includes both didactic instruction and proficiency testing. Our dynamic program is far from the traditional “talking head,” boring classroom training. It incorporates group learning exercises, individualized coaching, uneventful and unusual mock collections and a comprehensive review of DOT collection guidelines. Instructors draw from over 20 years experience conducting DOT specimen collections to prepare students for the countless unforeseeable situations that present themselves while performing specimen collections. This class is also available as a “Train the Trainer,” which equips students who are experienced Collectors (minimum one year experience required) to conduct Urine Specimen Collector Training.
Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) and BAT “Train the Trainer” Training
The DOT also requires that Technicians who conduct breath alcohol tests for regulated employees attend a didactic training that includes proficiency scenarios. Our eight-hour class fulfills this requirement using a highly interactive, dynamic educational model. Bio-Med employs the only two Lifeloc Master Trainers in the state who provide certification training on the use of Lifeloc brand evidential breath analyzers. This class is also available as “Train the Trainer” (minimum one year BAT experience required), which qualifies participants to conduct Breath Alcohol Technician Trapping.
Basic CPR/AED/First Aid
We never know when an emergency will happen. The question is, are you prepared to save a life or assist in an emergency? This professional level certification class teaches the basic life support skills needed to save a life. This course covers adults, children, and infants with real-life scenarios through discussion, video and hands-on training. We offer Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillation (AED) classes, Basic First Aid (BFA) classes or Combo CPR/AED/BFA classes for any individual who just wants to be prepared to assist in saving a life.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a two-year certification card.
Course length: From 2 hours to 5 hours, depending on the course option.
Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP)
What is Bloodborne Pathogen? Do you know how to take care of yourself if you become exposed to blood or bodily fluids? OSHA estimates that 8 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations are at risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens. This class is for all individuals who have a potential risk of exposure to blood and other bodily fluids. This program focuses on understanding the risk of exposure to potentially infectious bodily fluids and preventative actions for reducing or eliminating this risk.
Course length: 1 hour to 2 hours depending on the amount and quality of previous training.