Event Details

2023 Management & Crew Health Protocol Seminar

4/4/2023 9:00:00 AM 4/13/2023 12:00:00 PM

Please pick the date/location most convenient for you and your staff.

Tuesday       4/04/23    The Scott Center, Winnsboro LA

Wednesday  4/05/23    BF Smith Auditorium, Stoneville MS

Thursday      4/06/23    W TN Agricultural Museum, Milan TN

Tuesday        4/11/23   Fisher Delta Research Center, Portageville MO         

Wednesday   4/12/23   Lon Mann Cotton Resrch Station, Marianna AR

Thursday       4/13/23   NE Research & Extension Center, Keiser, AR

DOT regulations require CDL drivers to be enrolled in a random drug and alcohol testing program set up according to DOT guidelines. The business, that employees CDL drivers, must have an account with the DOT Drug and Alcohol Clearing House. This account, once established online, may be provided to a drug service provider to administer the random testing program. CDL driver supervisors are also required to have 2 hours of reasonable suspicion training, to appropriately respond when a driver appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while on the job.

This reasonable suspicion training, for supervisors of your CDL drivers, will be conducted at the locations listed on the enclosed RSVP form.  This training will also be valuable in assuring drug and alcohol policy for all employees at your gin is implemented per regulations and in a professional manner. You are required to remove all recognized hazards from the workplace.

The protocols used for reasonable suspicion drug testing are applicable to monitoring Management and Crew Health. The use of these protocols for Covid and infectious disease control and Environmental health concerns will be addressed. OSHA has implemented a special emphasis on Heat Illness in Agriculture and called on several gins in Mississippi to investigate their compliance.

Participants’ comments from personal experience and ideas on workplace safety are encouraged.

If a CDL driver is not in a DOT approved Drug and Alcohol Testing Program, he is driving illegally.