** MBI MEMBERS ONLY WEBINAR **
Presenter: Dwight Taylor, The DART Group - Urbandale, IA
Drug use or abuse is often the beginning of an act of violence or other behaviors such as theft, absenteeism, unsafe work practices and poor performance. If employers are able to recognize, identify, and have a plan for how to deal with individuals under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs, there is a better chance of preventing these negative outcomes. In this webinar, we will explain the seven major drug categories, their signs and symptoms, and how users are disguising them in the workplace. In addition, we will explore “reasonable suspicion” and the Iowa drug laws and what they mean to employers, as well as how to document observations made of suspected users. Finally, we will take a look at two of the largest drug epidemics in today’s society…the opioid crisis and prescription drug abuse.