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Cannabis in the Workplace

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In Canada, cannabis is now legal. It's time to get informed. UNB is proud to offer two workshops on the topic of cannabis in the workplace.


Cannabis: An Employee’s Perspective

This workshop is entirely online and covers the basics employees need to know regarding cannabis and the workplace. Employers can use this workshop as an Occupational Health and Safety compliance step. This program is:

  • Competency-based with interactive activities to enhance learning
  • Designed for all existing employees and new hires
  • Approximately 2 hours in length

Benefits

  • Provides employees with the knowledge to make good decisions concerning cannabis use
  • Removes assumptions to ensure all employees have the information to make decisions they need to ensure they stay safe
  • Drives personal accountability
  • Increases workforce literacy on cannabis (medical and recreational)

Topics

  • Module 1 - Cannabis: Mitigating Risk
    Anchoring the link between cannabis and safety.
  • Module 2 - Cannabis Overview
    Recreational and medical use, affects, methods of use, effects of cannabis on safety, and the law.
  • Module 3 - Medical Cannabis and Accommodation
    Things to consider when seeking medical accommodations for cannabis.
  • Module 4 - Fit for Duty
    What every employee must know with respect to impairment risk for both smoking and digesting cannabis, when it is safe to drive, when it is not and how to ensure employees stay in compliance with their organization’s policies.
  • Module 5 - Linking Stress, Mental Health and Cannabis
    Employees will benefit from knowing, the link between stress and mental health.

Fee: $49 +HST* (ask us about our licensing fees)

*Organizational Discount: Multi-seat licensing and discounts are available. Contact an account manager for more information.

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Cannabis: A Manager’s Perspective

This workshop provides managers with an integrated model for how to effectively support and manage employees in the workplace who may be impaired due to cannabis or other drugs.

Topics

The Manager’s Perspective has all the modules of the Employee’s Perspective plus one additional module:

Module 6 - Managing impairment in the workplace

  • Managers receive tools for evaluating impairment risk in the workplace
  • The manager’s legal responsibility
  • Overview of testing
  • Introduction to human rights and testing
  • The importance for managers to focus on safety first over friendship
  • Manage the risk for impairment in the workplace
  • Managers will receive tools for facilitating fit for duty and duty to inquire
  • Overview of impairment

Fee: $49 +HST (ask us about our licensing fees)
*Organizational Discount: Multi-seat licensing and discounts are available. Contact an account manager for more information.

Register now!

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