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.
Effects of cannabis as an example
Testing for cannabis
Employer, supervisor, and employee roles
Human rights and the duty to accommodate
Upon completion of this course you 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