Employers & DOT Workers
Most companies understand the value of a quality education, when it comes to hiring and developing employees.
After all, knowledge translates to greater productivity and increased team skills. Companies do not mind footing the bill for employees to go back to school, so long as the employee earns good grades and is willing to use the education for the betterment of the company. Therefore, continued education that happens either through on-the-job training or outside via college coursework is an added perk of employment for eligible workers.
The question is, should your company subsidize the cost of or even be responsible for the entire cost of continued education for your employees? The answer is yes. If you invest in your employees, then your employees will invest in you- the company.
Long-term individual development is still the responsibility of the potential employee. But once the individual has been hired, professional development becomes the responsibility of the organization. Although the employee was hired with a certain set of knowledge, skills and abilities, if the roles and responsibilities of the position change—and they will—the employer has a “corporate social responsibility” to invest in their human capital. Employees are investing in their companies by working longer hours, by handling evolving tasks and assuming increased responsibilities. Is it fair to expect the employee to also assume the cost of their professional development?
Here’s how we can help. We offer corporations, organizations and agencies a discounted rate on their employee’s CEU‘s when you commit to using our in- person and on line training program. Call for more information 1.800.680.1132 or go to www.ftsacademy.com.
Department of Transportation (DOT) Services
As an employee performing safety-sensitive functions in the transportation industry, you are responsible for providing a safe work environment for your co-workers and the traveling public. Creating a safe work environment not only means following established work rules but also following the DOT’s rules on drug use and alcohol misuse.
Employers of safety-sensitive transportation employees play a vital role in ensuring the safety of their employees and the traveling public. Employers are responsible for developing and implementing successful DOT workplace drug and alcohol programs that have as their components clear policies, provisions for education and training, drug and alcohol testing, and when needed, referral for evaluation and treatment.
The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
A person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.
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