EAP: DEA Public Safety Alert-One Pill Can Kill

October 15, 2021 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers, your IAM EAP Representatives are sharing this information to help keep you better informed about health and safety issues that can affect our members’ lives and livelihood.

U.S. Department of Transportation sent this bulletin at 10/05/2021 12:48 PM EDT

On September 27, 2021, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a Public Safety Alert to warn the American public of the alarming increase in fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and meth. These counterfeit pills are easy to purchase, widely available, and often contain deadly doses of fentanyl. DEA warns that pills purchased outside of a licensed pharmacy are … Read More...

IAM EAP and Addiction Services Program Available to Membership

August 10, 2020 Admin 0

The IAM recognizes this is a stressful time for many IAM members, staff and family members due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The IAM Employee Assistance and Addiction Services Program stands ready to assist members, staff and their families during this tough period.

As with any large scale event such as this we face many challenges. In conjunction with this occurrence we face the familiar list of continuing problems associated with, but not limited to; substance abuse and addictions, mental health, stress, anxiety, depression, financial hardship and socioeconomic issues. All of these are serious matters that can cause problems by worsening … Read More...

Association EAP Contacts

July 17, 2020 Admin 0

July 17, 2020

Sisters and Brothers,

This year has been an emotional rollercoaster and stressful year for all of us. We have experienced periods of high stress coupled with periods of good news. Contentious contract talks, ratified contract, COVID 19, CARES Act passes, pandemic resurges and now the WARN notices. We know that stress is cumulative and any life issues we are experiencing do not go away while we are dealing with adverse industry conditions. The fact that certain aspects of the pandemic and how serious it is have become politicized may lead to stressful situations. We all bring our … Read More...

DL 141 EAP – Helping Hands Newsletter – March 2020

March 20, 2020 Admin 0

EAP Peer Coordinators: Coronavirus has changed everything. All Airlines have experienced a severe drop off of load factors associated with reduced flying due to governmental flying restrictions. This special edition addresses the situation by looking at how to cope with stress in this specific situation. I ask you to distribute the issue everywhere you believe it would benefit from the content. We are facing unprecedented events – you are on the front lines and getting the brunt of this most difficult situation. Know that all of us – the regional representative, the airline coordinators and me are all available to … Read More...

DOT OFFICE OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY AND COMPLIANCE NOTICE

February 20, 2020 Paul Shultz 0

February 20, 2020

The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334, (Farm Bill) removed hemp from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act.  Under the Farm Bill, hemp-derived products containing a concentration of up to 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are not controlled substances.  THC is the primary psychoactive component of marijuana.  Any product, including “Cannabidiol” (CBD) products, with a concentration of more than 0.3% THC remains classified as marijuana, a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. 

We have had inquiries about whether the Department of Transportation-regulated safety-sensitive employees can use CBD products.  Safety-sensitive employees who are … Read More...

EAP Ready to Assist Members Impacted by UNC-Charlotte Campus Shooting

May 1, 2019 Admin 0

The recent tragedy that occurred on campus at the University of North Carolina Charlotte has affected many people in our city and local communities. Some of our members may have been impacted by the shooting and need someone to reach out to for assistance and/or resources.

There is also a considerable amount of stress in the workplace right now due to our contract negotiations.

Please be aware that your EAP Committee is here to help. Contact information for our two local EAP chairs is below. Feel free to reach out to either of them for any reason. They are here … Read More...

EAP: Drug Testing Info

December 19, 2017 Paul Shultz 0

12/19/2017

EAP has received questions lately about drug testing. Use the link below to access the US Department of Transportation website’s section pertaining to drug and alcohol testing.

https://www.transportation.gov/odapc

You can also view/print/download a PDF of the DOT’s Employee Handbook below.

Please contact Paul Shultz, DL 142 EAP if you have questions. (cell) 704-907-3563. email pm.shultz@att.net or pshultz@iamdl142.org

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