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First Connect is more than just a 
training company.

We're not the kind of company who provides drug free training and then walks away until next year. 

Our comprehensive menu of services focuses on the organization, the company culture and - most importantly - the employees. Supporting our client's drug free program is one of the most important services that we provide and it's included at no additional cost with policy development and training packages.  In other words, call us anytime to answer questions about your policy, program requirements and deadlines or guidance when a situation with an employee arises. We'll even connect employers with our preferred network of collection locations and substance abuse providers.

First Connect Corporate Services is an Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Drug Free Safety Program provider and our services are eligible for the Substance Use Recovery and Workplace Safety Program reimbursement. For more information about the Drug Free Safety Program, click here.

Written Policy

A written drug free policy is one of the most important components of a drug free program. The policy will set expectations and responsiblities and provides guidance for employees and the company. *New policy development also includes a customized step by step written procedure manual for supervisors and management.

Employee Education

Employee Education is taught by experienced, credentialed trainers at the company worksite or by live, interactive webinar. Employee Education is focused on substance use in the workplace, within the family and community, current trends, recognizing the signs and symptoms and resources for assistance. Trainings also includes information on the company's written policy.

Train the Trainer Program

A Train the Trainer program is available for both employee education and supervisor reasonable suspicion training. Trainers will attend a webinar session with a credentialed First Connect trainer and are provided with presentation materials, a Trainer's Guide and support for the program. All materials, including the presention, are created new each year so employees and supervisors will never see the same program twice.

Step by Step Procedures

Custom step by step instructions for supervisors and management, including relevant forms and checklists. *All new policy development with First Connect includes a written procedure manual customized for the organization. Employers with an existing written policy can work with First Connect to create a step by step procedure manual.

Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training

A First Connect trainer will provide Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training in 1 or 2 hour formats at the company's designated location or by live, interactive webinar. Supervisor sessions focus on the responsiblitiies of the supervisors, identification of reasonble suspicion, importance of detailed documentation and skill building in presented scenarios. Supervisor trainings are customized to each company policy.

Company Assistance Program

First Connect partners with The Roop Group who can provide substance abuse provider assistance before or after a program violation. Their Company Assistance Program allows the employer flexibility to provide a resource for employes who wish to seek help before a program violation as well as providing the critical substance abuse provider after a policy violation.

For more information about the Ohio Drug Free Safety Program, click here.

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