Impairment and Cannabis in the Workplace e-Course
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
- Program development
- 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
Average time to complete this course is approximately 60 minutes.
- Managers and supervisors
- Health and safety committee members
- Human resources specialists
- Health and safety advisors
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.
CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.
We partnered with Vubiz - an international leader in e-learning development - to create this e-course. Vubiz offers other related e-learning courses that may also be of interest to you. Read about them in the Vubiz Catalogue of e-learning courses.