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Impairment and Cannabis in the Workplace

Impairment and Cannabis in the Workplace

Gain an understanding of your role in addressing impairment in the workplace, using cannabis as an example.

Duration: 1 Hour
Price per person: $49.00


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.

What topics will be covered?
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  • Impairment.
  • Effects of cannabis as an example.
  • Testing for cannabis.
  • Program development.
  • Employer, supervisor, and employee roles.
  • Human rights and the duty to accommodate.
What are the benefits?
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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • 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.
Who is this recommended for?
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  • Managers and supervisors.
  • Health and safety committee members.
  • Human resources specialists.
  • Health and safety advisors
How can training be delivered?
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This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Also available in French.

Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.

Group Discounts
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The cost is based on the total number of seats purchased. Multi-seat pricing is based on the single user seat price with the following volume discounts applied:

Total Seats
100 - 499
100 - 499

This course is also available in French

Item Number: EICW-P0199EN