Upcoming Live Sessions
Our upcoming live sessions are listed by date. Open a date to access the registration link.
Thursday, Dec. 9 (10-10:30 a.m. CT): Impaired Driving, Emerging Trends and the Occupational Arena. The occupational arena and impaired driving meet up in ways we wish they wouldn’t. Texas DRE Course Manager/Instructor Mark Vincent of the Texas Drug Recognition Expert Program will share emerging trends and provide details that help all of us improve safety on the roadways, in the workplace and any place.
Wednesday, Jan. 12 (9-10:30 a.m CT): Opioids and CNS Depressants/Stimulants: A DITTE Deep Dive.
This training explores the effects of opioids and other narcotic analgesics on an employer through reviewing the progress of a court case. Leading resources on overdose and intervention will be highlighted. Benefits of preventative training for employers and employees also are outlined.
The second part of the training focuses on drugs impacting the central nervous system, including depressants and stimulants. Employer pro-active measures, such as drug sweeps, will be discussed and employee turnover calculator tools will be used.
Tuesday, Jan. 25 (10-10:30 a.m. CT): Transportation Safety: Changing Norms and Decreasing Risk. Perceived norms can influence choices to engage or not engage in risky driving behaviors. Take a call from a coworker while behind the wheel? The boss doesn’t buckle up, why should I? Hold it right there. A successful transportation safety culture can have a major impact on employee decision-making. In this webinar, Senior Program Manager Cindy Leonard will discuss how behavior changes by changing habits. She also will identify strategies that can lead to safer employee driving practices.
Thursday, Feb. 10 (10-10:45 a.m.): Coaching the Coach: Building a company-wide driver safety program depends on consistency and a uniform process. Frontline managers engage with drivers on a regular basis and can best prepare them to safely navigate the roadway. In this webinar, Cline Wood Agency risk consultant and former Texas Ranger Kenny Ray will discuss the critical impact frontline managers have on coaching employees. Tips on how to invest in your frontline managers and cultivate their communication skills will be shared.
Wednesday, Feb. 16 (10-10:30 a.m. CT): Opioids and Driving Don’t Mix.
According to the National Safety Council, 75% of companies are directly impacted by opioid use and the crisis is worsening. Growing public concern over the prevalence of Fentanyl-laced products in the illicit drug market heightens concerns. While employee training and education is a main driver of preparedness, only 28% of employers offer opioid-specific training and education to their workforce.
In this webinar, Senior Program Manager Cindy Leonard will discuss steps employers can take to protect themselves and their employees behind the wheel, including recognizing and responding to the signs and symptoms of opioid misuse and educating employees with clear and consistent communications.
Wednesday, March 9 (10-10:45 a.m. CT): DOT Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing – Better Understanding Yields Better Compliance.
Violations arising from DOT Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing continue to be some of the most common cited during DOT audits conducted by the FMCSA and their state partners. Many carriers still struggle to understand and comply with these regulations. In this webinar, John Counts, a retired Texas Department of Public Safety senior trooper, will explore some of the issues that have been problematic to many carriers, cover some misconceptions and touch on compliance with the FMCSA Clearinghouse requirements.
Driver Behavior Micro E-Learning
Now you can learn traffic safety anytime, anywhere. These interactive five- to seven-minute lessons are fully compatible with your mobile device. Once you’ve completed all five e-learning modules, take our Quiz and pass—and you’ll receive a certificate of completion to print. All courses are FREE. Click a course below to access our user-friendly learning portal. After a quick one-time sign-up, you’ll be able to take the course—plus have access to all of our online courses!
Driving Safety Games
Test your traffic safety knowledge with our new e-learning quiz games. The Games console includes:
- Distraction Action
- Driving Basics BINGO
- Impairment Jeopardy
- Night Owl
- Stat Attack (Family Feud-style game)
Watch On-Demand Webinars
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Recorded Webinars on our Learning Portal
Click a recorded webinar below to access our user-friendly learning portal. After a quick one-time sign-up, you’ll be able to view the recorded webinar —plus have access to all of our online courses! Complete a quick quiz at the end of a recorded webinar to earn a certification of completion.
ODC Training Program Descriptions
DITTE (Drug Impairment Training for Texas Employers)
Can you identify an impaired employee in the workplace? We offer a staff-development training course to aid your safety leaders in doing just that.
Free Drug Impairment Training for Texas Employers (DITTE) explores the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving and workplace performance and highlights costs and lifestyle impacts of a DWI-alcohol arrest. Benefits of preventive training for employers and employees also are outlined.
In each section of DITTE training, participants are directed to free resources designed to raise awareness of risks associated with impairment and promote safe behaviors. The training addresses seven categories of impairment:
- Central nervous system depressants
- Central nervous system stimulants
- Dissociative anesthetics
- Narcotic analgesics
Who should attend? Health, safety managers/leads, wellness, human resource, public affairs professionals, business owners, as well as senior and executive management team members.
What will you learn?
- How to educate employees on traffic safety to help reduce the number of alcohol and drug-related incidents on Texas roads.
- How to develop or improve a resource guide for drug policies, programs and practices within your organization.
COST: This education is grant-funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). There is NO CHARGE to participants.