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 online Impairment and Cannabis in the Workplace training 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. This course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
Course Learning Objectives
By taking this online Impairment and Cannabis in the Workplace training course, the user will learn:
- Describe the impact and causes of impairment
- Understand the effects of cannabis as an example of a substance that causes impairment
- Know the importance of having a workplace policy and corresponding procedures about impairment
- Understand the roles of the employer, supervisor, and employee
- Describe the role of human rights in terms of impairment
This online Impairment and Cannabis in the Workplace training course is made up of the following sections:
- Effects of cannabis as an example
- Testing for cannabis
- Program development
- Employer, supervisor, and employee roles
- Human rights and the duty to accommodate
This online Impairment and Cannabis in the Workplace training course was designed for Health and Safety managers, supervisors, and employees.
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