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Our training services offer insight towards drug recognition, threat assessment, and situational awareness. We also help identify where your security vulnerabilities are to determine what type of security solution best suits your business.

Drug Recognition Training

Even the most seasoned professionals can overlook signs of drug use. When someone is under the influence of any type of drug, they pose a risk to themselves, those around them, and to the workplace they operate within. Review these brief statistics that illuminate the severity of drug use within the workplace, cited from the Nova Recovery Center:

  • Drug abuse in the workplace costs employers roughly $81 billion annually
  • In 2015, 45% of individuals with a positive drug test for any substance showed evidence of marijuana use
  • The most frequently abused drug in the workplace is alcohol
  • The rate of amphetamine, marijuana, and heroin has increased annually for the past five years in urine testing
  • 70% of employers have been directly impacted by prescription drug misuse
  • 47% of workplace accidents result in serious injury, and 40% of those that end in death have alcohol and other drugs involved
  • 70% of drug abusers are employed
  • Employees who abuse drugs are more than three and a half times as likely to have an accident on the job, and they are five times more likely to have an off-the-job accident that impacts their work performance

The effects of substance abuse on the job have far-reaching impact on the profitability of a business. Many job duties involve being alert and accurate, having quick reflexes, and being efficient in completing tasks. When a person is impaired, it can lead to accidents, inefficiency, and reduced productivity. Absenteeism due to recovering from the effects of substance abuse and related illnesses can also be costly to businesses.

STT offers a comprehensive Drug Recognition training program that showcases potential signs of drug use in the workplace. With over 60 symptoms for 7 different drug categories, our recognition training provides your management personnel with the proper knowledge to identify workplace drug use of any kind. Not only does this improve the safety of your employees and assets, but it also reduces liability to your business by limiting on-site incidences that result in lawsuits or OSHA-recordable events. While some businesses may not see the importance of this training, we help you identify what you don’t already know. There are a multitude of signs that many people overlook because they do not understand that what they are seeing are actually signs of drug use.

It is imperative that there is an understanding of how different types of drugs affect the human body. If you attempt to remedy what you believe is an alcohol-related incident, but it is actually another type of drug category, serious or even fatal consequences could eventually ensue. Additionally, if someone is on drugs and is not deemed in danger, but they leave your property and have a medical episode, your organization can be held liable for failing to render proper assistance. Training your staff to recognize the unique symptoms of each type of drug could save the lives of anyone within the facility.

To document and reiterate the significance of drug recognition skills, our training offers a before-and-after evaluation of the learners’ knowledge. It tests how much they think they know beforehand versus how much they understand after the training. The results illuminate an extremely effective training program, with x-% of respondents stating they learned x.

Our Drug Recognition program is led by Expert, Michael Covarrubias, an active drug investigator and current Police Officer. Covarrubias employs his 30 years of experience in the public and civilian sector to help protect others. He focuses on the human condition and the dangers that substance abuse poses to the workplace. He has trained hundreds of police, prosecutors, and lawyers on the symptoms of drug impairment. His expertise reflects his over two decades of training and real-world experiences, and his teaching capabilities are unparalleled.

Our drug recognition training offers recommendations for drug testing procedures and best practices for uncovering the truth behind your employees’ drug use. We take into consideration the safety and overall well-being of everyone first, and we do not seek drug-use information with the intent of punishing the individuals who choose to use them. These services help to identify employees whose drug use poses a risk to the business, its employees, or its assets.

Our training programs take into account the fact that drug addiction is a mental illness. While they can pose a liability to your organization, firing an employee who does not pass a drug test is not always the best course of action. Providing the resources to rehabilitation can cement devotion to your business and help maintain employee retention.

Revealing drug use is the first step in the road to helping someone get clean. We help you develop and implement employee assistance programs that offer your staff a route to get back on track. Offering rehabilitation resources and mental health assistance can entirely change the behavior an employee has while at work. Not only can it stop drug use in the workplace, but it can also help to better the livelihood of your staff outside of work.

What our client participant’s are saying about our training: 

“Hands down this was some of the best training I have seen or been in here at Steelcase.” Team Lead – Steelcase

“The training yesterday was some of the best we have ever done. Well received and great information that all leaders can use to improve the workplace. I have received much verbal feedback and all off it has been positive.” Lean Leader – Steelcase

“My zone leaders thought this training was very beneficial. They enjoyed it.” Operations Manager – Steelcase

 

Statistic sources:

https://novarecoverycenter.com/substance-abuse/effects-workplace-substance-abuse-2/
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/criminal-justice/reports/2018/06/27/452819/ending-war-drugs-numbers/

Threat Recognition, Crisis Planning, and Situational Awareness

The modern workplace presents many potential threats. Whether it is a disgruntled employee or a guest that is under the influence, in the event of a workplace-crisis, your staff must understand how to properly defend themselves and secure the assets of your organization. Mr. Covarrubias provides meaningful knowledge regarding best practices for safety in your workplace.

The first part of addressing a safety issue is recognizing that one exists; the second, and more important part, is understanding how to properly handle it. There are specific steps that should be taken when going into a situation poses potential danger. Our training teaches the critical thinking processes that assist your staff in properly choosing a course of action to take in a dangerous atmosphere. It serves to establish a methodology for getting one step ahead of an imminent threat in the workplace. It also teaches certain signals or signs that someone is planning to become violent or use a concealed weapon. Some threats, such as an active shooter situation, are handled differently than a guest who is showing violent tendencies; learning what the most viable options are provides solutions in the event of workplace crises. Mr. Covarrubias’ expertise comes from hundreds of high-risk encounters throughout the duration of his police career.

While it is not possible to teach something such as karate in a couple of hours, we teach your employees more practical and realistic self-defense tactics. The primary focus is not to eliminate a threat, but rather to disable it long enough to get away and call for help. Our training also covers how to identify and address erratic, unpredictable, and violent behavior using psychological manipulation that is proven to de-escalate hostile situations. The ability to manage a crisis situation is complex, and managing it in an efficient and effective way can resolve the problem before something of significance takes place.

When addressing a threat, maintaining situational awareness is a necessity. Even if one threat is dissolved, others may be present and can become imminent if your employees are unaware of what is happening around them. Each and every day, Security and Police Officers fail to recognize these threats. How do you define a threat? Our threat recognition services teach your employees how to recognize key indicators when something is potentially about to happen or currently unfolding.

Consulting

We assist your business in identifying the specific security needs to your solution with us. From basic physical security assessment, to in-depth threat evaluations, and other emergency planning procedures, our business works with you to pinpoint where your security deficiencies are and how to correct them.

We offer a variety of consulting services for many miscellaneous security concerns. Contact us today to learn how our consulting solutions can benefit your business.

Even the most seasoned professionals can overlook signs of drug use. When someone is under the influence of any type of drug, they pose a risk to themselves, those around them, and to the workplace they operate within. Review these brief statistics that illuminate the severity of drug use within the workplace, cited from the Nova Recovery Center:

  • Drug abuse in the workplace costs employers roughly $81 billion annually
  • In 2015, 45% of individuals with a positive drug test for any substance showed evidence of marijuana use
  • The most frequently abused drug in the workplace is alcohol
  • The rate of amphetamine, marijuana, and heroin has increased annually for the past five years in urine testing
  • 70% of employers have been directly impacted by prescription drug misuse
  • 47% of workplace accidents result in serious injury, and 40% of those that end in death have alcohol and other drugs involved
  • 70% of drug abusers are employed
  • Employees who abuse drugs are more than three and a half times as likely to have an accident on the job, and they are five times more likely to have an off-the-job accident that impacts their work performance

“The effects of substance abuse on the job have far-reaching impact on the profitability of a business. Many job duties involve being alert and accurate, having quick reflexes, and being efficient in completing tasks. When a person is impaired, it can lead to accidents, inefficiency, and reduced productivity. Absenteeism due to recovering from the effects of substance abuse and related illnesses can also be costly to businesses.”

We offer a comprehensive drug recognition training program that showcases potential signs of drug use in the workplace. With over 60 symptoms for 7 different drug categories, our recognition training provides your management personnel with the proper knowledge to identify workplace drug use of any kind. Not only does this improve the safety of your employees and assets, but it also reduces liability to your business by limiting on-site incidences that result in lawsuits or OSHA-recordable events. While some businesses may not see the importance of this training, we help you identify what you don’t already know. There are a multitude of signs that many people overlook because they do not understand that what they are seeing are actually signs of drug use.

It is imperative that there is an understanding of how different types of drugs affect the human body. If you attempt to remedy what you believe is an alcohol-related incident, but it is actually another type of drug category, serious or even fatal consequences could ensue. Additionally, if someone is on drugs and is not deemed in danger, but they leave your property and have a medical episode, your organization can be held liable for failing to render proper assistance. Training your staff to recognize the unique symptoms of each type of drug could save the lives of anyone within the facility.

To document and reiterate the significance of drug recognition skills, our training offers a before-and-after evaluation of the learners’ knowledge. It tests how much they think they know beforehand versus how much they understand after the training. The results illuminate an extremely effective training program, with x-% of respondents stating they learned x.

This division is led by Michael Covarrubias, a current Police Officer for the Mount Pleasant Police Force. Covarrubias employs his 15 years of experience in the civilian sector to help protect others. He strays away from including police-related information in his lessons and focuses primarily on the civil side of matters. He also testifies in various courts of law as an expert witness. His expertise reflects nearly two decades of training and real-world experiences, and his teaching capabilities are unparalleled.

Our drug recognition training offers recommendations for drug testing procedures and best practices for uncovering the truth behind your employees’ drug use. We take into consideration the safety and overall well-being of everyone first, and we do not seek drug-use information with the intent of punishing the individuals who choose to use them. These services help to identify employees whose drug use poses a risk to the business, its employees, or its assets.

Our training programs take into account the fact that drug addiction is a mental illness. While they can pose a liability to your organization, firing an employee who does not pass a drug test is not always the best course of action. Providing the resources to rehabilitation can cement devotion to your business and help maintain employee retention.

Revealing drug use is the first step in the road to helping someone get clean. We help you develop and implement employee assistance programs that offer your staff a route to get back on track. Offering rehabilitation resources and mental health assistance can entirely change the behavior an employee has while at work. Not only can it stop drug use in the workplace, but it can also help to better the livelihood of your staff outside of work.

What our client participants are saying about our training: 

“Hands down this was some of the best training I have seen or been in here at Steelcase.” Team Lead – Steelcase

“The training yesterday was some of the best we have ever done. Well received and great information that all leaders can use to improve the workplace. I have received much verbal feedback and all off it has been positive.” Lean Leader – Steelcase

“My zone leaders thought this training was very beneficial. They enjoyed it.” Operations Manager – Steelcase

 

Statistic resources:

https://novarecoverycenter.com/substance-abuse/effects-workplace-substance-abuse-2/
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/criminal-justice/reports/2018/06/27/452819/ending-war-drugs-numbers/

The modern workplace presents many potential threats. Whether it is a disgruntled employee or a guest that is under the influence, in the event of a workplace-crisis, your staff must understand how to properly defend themselves and secure the assets of your organization. Mr. Covarrubias provides meaningful knowledge regarding best practices for safety in your workplace.

The first part of addressing a safety issue is recognizing that one exists; the second, and more important part, is understanding how to properly handle it. There are specific steps that should be taken when going into a situation poses potential danger. Our training teaches the critical thinking processes that assist your staff in properly choosing a course of action to take in a dangerous atmosphere. It serves to establish a methodology for getting one step ahead of an imminent threat in the workplace. It also teaches certain signals or signs that someone is planning to become violent or use a concealed weapon. Some threats, such as an active shooter situation, are handled differently than a guest who is showing violent tendencies; learning what the most viable options are provides solutions in the event of workplace crises. Mr. Covarrubias’ expertise comes from hundreds of high-risk encounters throughout the duration of his police career.

While it is not possible to teach something such as karate in a couple of hours, we teach your employees more practical and realistic self-defense tactics. The primary focus is not to eliminate a threat, but rather to disable it long enough to get away and call for help. Our training also covers how to identify and address erratic, unpredictable, and violent behavior using psychological manipulation that is proven to de-escalate hostile situations. The ability to manage a crisis situation is complex, and managing it in an efficient and effective way can resolve the problem before something of significance takes place.

When addressing a threat, maintaining situational awareness is a necessity. Even if one threat is dissolved, others may be present and can become imminent if your employees are unaware of what is happening around them. Each and every day, Security and Police Officers fail to recognize these threats. How do you define a threat? Our threat recognition services teach your employees how to recognize key indicators when something is potentially about to happen or currently unfolding.

We assist your business in identifying the specific security needs to your solution with us. From basic physical security assessment, to in-depth threat evaluations, and other emergency planning procedures, our business works with you to pinpoint where your security deficiencies are and how to correct them.

We offer a variety of consulting services for many miscellaneous security concerns. Contact us today to learn how our consulting solutions can benefit your business.