Drug Impairment Training
for Texas Employers

Can your managers and supervisors identify an impaired employee in the workplace? Sam Houston State University’s Impaired Driving Initiatives (IDI) Office is offering a new staff-development tool (a 6-hour training program) to aid your employees in doing just that!

DITTE is funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) which means the training is AT NO COST TO YOU!

Goal: The primary goal of the 6-hour Drug Impairment Training for Texas Employers (DITTE) program is to work with Texas employers, with the support of the National Safety Council – Texas, to educate their employees on traffic safety, specifically driving impairment, and to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on Texas highways. The end result will be safer Texas roadways.

Who should attend? Health, safety, wellness, human resource, public affairs professionals, business owners, as well as senior and executive management should attend. The secondary audience is their employees.

Training Hours: 6

Topics Covered: Your managers and supervisors will learn:

Cost: This class is grant-funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). There is NO CHARGE to participants.

Hosting Requirements / Contact: If you are interested in hosting this program at your training facility, please contact IDI director Cecelia Marquart at (936) 294-1677 or via email at icc_cpm@shsu.edu with three dates of interest. A minimum of 30 managers/supervisor-type participants is required in order to hold the course. Also, comfortable seating of participants with tables and audio visual equipment (including computer/LCD projector/screen to present training as well as technical assistance for set-up) are to be provided by the host.

Educational Hours Offered: This training program fulfills the mandated United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) requirement for drug and alcohol awareness training for SUPERVISORS of Commercial Driver License (CDL) drivers. Also, 6 hours of HR Certification Institute (HRCI) recertification credit towards PHR, SPHR and GPHR is available, pending HRCI approval; however, at least 4 weeks advanced notice is required for the HRCI approval credit application process. Note: DITTE is designed for civilian supervisors in the business environment.

DITTE's Partner Program

The Our Driving Concern: Texas Employer Safety Program, is funded by a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation and provides the necessary traffic safety information to keep employees safe on Texas roads.

National Safety Council,
Our Driving Concern: Texas Employer Safety Program
Lisa R. Robinson, CFLE, Program Manager