Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace – Employer Rights and Obligations

Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace – Employer Rights and Obligations

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2 hours, 11:00 AM PDT - 01:00 PM PDT

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Presented by Pamela Bragg
  • Member Rate $60.00 excl. GST
  • $80.00 excl. GST

Description

Drug and alcohol use has become an increasing issue in the workplace, especially given the prevalence of prescribed marijuana for medicinal reasons. How do you deal with an employee in a safety-sensitive role who has a medical marijuana licence? Are they still allowed to perform their safety sensitive job? If an employee with a licence says they need to use their marijuana at the workplace, how is this addressed? Are employees with medical marijuana licences exempt from drug testing? 

In this 2-hour interactive session we will discuss: 

 
•         Drug and Alcohol Policies. 
•         Testing for Drug and Alcohol Use. 
•         Consequences for Testing Positive. 
•         Pre-employment Situations. 
•         Impaired at Work Situations. 
•         Accommodation requirements for workers with drug and or alcohol addiction. 
•         Suggested wording on Medical Marijuana to update company policies. 

 

While this session is part of a series, participants are not required to attend all sessions in the series or attend in any sequence.  Each session can be attended independently. 

 

Disclaimer: The content of this presentation is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. 

Delivery Method: Virtual Session – Zoom Meetings 

Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, course materials, and upon completion a digital certificate if requested.  

 

This course is delivered in partnership with local and provincial construction associations across Canada. You will be participating with a group of industry peers from multiple regions.  

  

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.   While this course is part of a series, participants are not required to attend all course in the series or attend in any sequence.  Each course in the series can be attended independently. 

Technical Requirements

  1. Computer or laptop

    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cellphones may not be adequate. 

    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS. 

  1. Webcam (Mandatory)– in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class

  2. Microphone (Mandatory)

  3. Internet connection- For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. The minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.

  4. A quiet space with minimal distractions –The microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.

  5. Comfortable chair

 

Who Should Attend

This course is an introductory course designed to be beneficial for everyone attend.  Those that are new to a Human Resources (HR) role or anyone that performs HR tasks within a company, as well as supervisors or managers may find this session of value.  

What Previous Participants Have Said

"The course was very informative and covered relevant topics" 

"Great information, made it as clear as possible. The questions & answers were spot on!" 

"Well spoken and organized. Offered additional resources upon request"