Cannabis Impairment in the Workplace

The legalization of cannabis in Canada has had an impact on workplace legislation in terms of employer responsibilities and employee expectations.

Learn about the impacts of cannabis legalization on workplace safety, the employer’s duties in regards to keeping the workplace free from impairment, and what measures each person can take to ensure a safe workplace for everyone. This course has been developed by the Faculty of Extension in partnership with McLelland Ross LLP and their affiliates.

Who is this for?

Anyone interested in keeping up-to-date in the area of Occupational Health and Safety. Whether you’re brand-new to OHS, looking for ways to support your current OHS position, or starting a new role in management or HR, the courses in this series will provide you with introductory content on emerging OHS topics in Alberta.

What you will learn

At the end of this course, you will understand:

  • The effect of cannabis legalization.
  • What constitutes workplace impairment.
  • Occupational health and safety obligations on employers and workers to maintain a workplace free from impairment.
  • The “general duties” under occupational health and safety legislation.
  • The requirement to be “fit for duty.”
  • What are safety-sensitive positions.
  • How drug and alcohol testing is used for safety-sensitive positions.