Drug Free Workplace


Marijuana Legalization's IMPACT on the Workplace

The recent legalization of marijuana and its widespread use has created much debate on how it affects workplace policies and safety measures. Companies need to review their current policies to ensure that they align with the new laws and regulations. It is important for employees to understand the potential risks and consequences of using marijuana in the workplace, as it can impair judgment and undermine safety protocols. Companies should educate their workforce on the importance of responsible behavior and ensure that employees are aware of the possible legal implications of non-compliance. Proper communication and training are essential for all parties involved to ensure that they remain compliant with the law while upholding workplace policies and standards. TMI is your partner in understanding, updating and ensuring your teams safety remains the focus. Call us to discuss how we can assist (844)3MARBLES

Drug-Free Workplace is not just our business; we are passionate about making the workplace safer by eliminating the dangers of drugs and alcohol from your business. We have worked with thousands of employers in Ohio, throughout the Midwest, in Colorado, Arizona, and Washington to ensure that your most valuable assets return home to their families in the same manner they left. Drugs are a hazard and create a danger and undue burden in the workplace.

As an Account Executive with OhioHealth, our President and founder, Dyann McDowell, received a call in 1997 from an employer struggling with a workforce saturated with heavy drinking on and off the job. That call ignited a passion in her to make the workplace safer, understand the impact, and rid the workplace of the dangers of drugs and alcohol.


Many employers implement Drug-Free programs to prevent injuries, increase productivity, implement safety protocols, reduce cost, comply with federal and state guidelines, or meet project requirements. Regardless of the reason, Training Marbles, Inc. is the expert you need to protect your organization and ensure your most valuable assets return home to their families in the same manner in which they left. Drug and alcohol use/abuse are hazards that create danger and an undue burden in the workplace.

The TMI Model is designed to energize your program and support HR policy by:

  • Elevating your Drug-Free program and policies.
  • Engaging your Employees with unmatched content and thought-provoking materials. We educate them about substance use/abuse dangers that enable them to protect themselves, contemplate change, and inform their families.
  • Equipping your Supervisors with the skills necessary to identify a problem and enforce your program.

Guarantee: our sessions are NEVER duplicated, and live training is customized for your team.

We have helped thousands of private and public sector employers implement the key elements for an effective Drug-Free Workplace program, implement training, and administer all aspects of the program. 

Our seasoned professionals will help guide you through every element, including walking through the scenarios that inevitably arise with program implementation and over time. We specialize in the training and implementation of your Drug-Free program, including:

  • Employee Education – our team will discuss the program’s benefits, the problems stemming from drug and alcohol use and provide proactive steps to help prevent substance abuse from compromising their safety and productivity. We have over 17 models available, and our ability to customize is the best in the industry.

Employee education includes:

    • Initial program rollout – no one does it better. Our trainers will seamlessly walk your employees through every element of the Drug-Free program. We’ll answer the who, what, when, where, why, and how of your Drug-Free program. Our EXPERIENCE is critical because answering your employees’ questions and concerns is vital to program success and buy-in.
    • Annual refresher – we engage your team with new material and a fresh perspective designed to ensure your program stays fresh in their minds. 
    • New Hire training – as new staff joins your team, make sure they understand the Drug-Free program requirements. Let our team do the heavy lifting and deliver this training during orientation via video, online, webinar, or live training. Laying the foundation for new hires is critical to compliance and required by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP) and Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements.

Our program options include:

    • If you hire less than 10 employees per year or have multiple locations with small groups, online training is a great option that gives you self-paced training for new employees.
    • If you frequently have group orientation sessions, our on-demand video will deliver orientation for you. We currently offer an annual membership program that includes our New Hire Training video on demand and gives you flexibility in providing this orientation element.

Give us a call (844)3MARBLES, (844)362-7253 ext. 1, and we’ll help you select the right option for your business needs.

Supervisor Training – our comprehensive skill-building session is designed to empower Supervisors with the knowledge necessary to identify, document, confirm and confront a potential problem and the step-by-step requirements needed to refer an employee for Reasonable Suspicion testing.

  • Initial Training Introduction to Drug-Free (2 hours) – recommended for all new TMI clients. This class is the foundation for Reasonable Suspicion, which looks in-depth at our proprietary method and makes the link between reasonable suspicion and performance indicators.
  • Refresher Training (1 hour) – builds on the skills learned in the initial training to elevate your Supervisor’s skills and ability to confront drug and alcohol issues in the workplace. Modules including Signs and Symptoms, Medical Marijuana, the Opioid Epidemic, etc., ensure your Supervisors are ready to protect the workplace.
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Supervisor Training (2 hours) – This course is designed for managers and supervisors to comply with the DOT mandated training requirements. The group size(s) can vary according to the convenience of scheduling personnel.
  • New Supervisors need training as soon as possible because they’re often unprepared but most likely to deal with the problems related to drugs and alcohol. Webinar sessions are held monthly (see our calendar to schedule). Online training is a great option to ensure they have the skills necessary to confront the dangers of drugs and alcohol use and abuse.

Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP) resources:

Department of Transportation (DOT) if you are a covered employer, the requirements for testing, record keeping, and reporting are mandated under the 49 CFR part 40. Other industry-specific resources

Onsite Training

Onsite Training sessions delivered at your designated facility. We are HR professionals who tailor training to your policies, objectives, and current situations impacting your business. Unlike others, we will not deliver the same material or bore your team with the typical delivery method other trainers bring to the workplace. We exceed the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensations’ Drug-Free Safety Program, Department of Transportation requirements, and other State, Federal, Local standards. Contact us (844)362-5273 to schedule training and your program objective.

Online Training

Our online training courses are interactive and designed to engage your team, educate the workforce while balancing the compliance requirements and workplace policies for the business. As HR professionals, our courses are built with our client's needs in mind. Amid COVID-19, many employers have selected our online training courses for their annual training needs, orientation for new hires, and employees working from home. We also have options available for you if you need SCORM compliant files for your LMS system.


Train-the-Trainer session prepares a member(s) of your team to conduct employee education and new-hire training. Participants who complete our program become qualified trainers. Training materials are customized for your company and include ongoing support and assistance for a full year at one price - no hidden fees.

Contact us to discuss your objective and how our team can assist you (844)362-7253

Webinar Training sessions

Webinar Training sessions are provided via web-based platforms every month to all clients for employee education and supervisor training. These sessions are designed to accommodate employers with 10 or fewer class members that need to meet the DFSP or DOT training requirements. We also offer web-based sessions for your team, as an add-on, for employees working from home.