Employers have an obligation to make sure that all workers have the ability to do their jobs safely. Being impaired at work – whether caused by alcohol, drugs, or another source – can affect our ability to focus, make decisions, follow instructions, and handle equipment and tools.
This course focuses on impairment and the steps a workplace can take to address this issue, using cannabis as an example. Key steps include educating and training supervisors and employees on recognizing and dealing with impairment, providing clear guidance to all parties, and using a fair and consistent approach when applying policies and procedures. Topics include: impairment, effects of cannabis as an example, testing for cannabis, program development, employer, supervisor, and employee roles, and human rights and the duty to accommodate. The course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
Hybrid, audio, video