Is your company’s drug and alcohol policy ready for the legalization of cannabis? We have done extensive research on this topic to ensure Company’s continue protecting their workers at the workplace. Worker impairment, regardless of the cause, is a work site health and safety hazard. Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace for their Employees, and to address psychological hazards such as impairment.
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are available to aid workers with addictions and provide Employers the comfort knowing their workers are getting the support they need.
Employers must develop clear policies for their workers so they understand what is considered impairment and how it will be investigated. Bottom line - Workers have an obligation to perform their job safely at all times, and Employers are obligated to provide a safe workplace. Call us to review your current drug and alcohol policy to ensure it aligns with the new legislation.
Gonda Safety Consulting provides Drug & Alcohol policy assistance in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.