Safety in Alberta Industry – The Canadian Model Drug and Alcohol Policy

///Safety in Alberta Industry – The Canadian Model Drug and Alcohol Policy

Safety in Alberta Industry – The Canadian Model Drug and Alcohol Policy

(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ)

People have asked me what to do in the workplace when cannabis becomes legal October 17. By the time you see this, it will have passed and it should be legalized. If you want to ensure that you meet the Canadian human rights code, you should follow the Canadian model drug and alcohol policy which is available on the Construction Owners Association of Alberta’s website and also on Energy Safety Canada’s website. You can google both of these. Now, the Canadian model for drug and alcohol is based on legal advice and legal precedent and it basically is current as of July 1, 2018. It may change based on what’s happening with the legalization of marijuana, but if you follow it, it will allow you to manage both alcohol, illegal drugs, and legal drugs like marijuana in the workplace. And you will not violate the union rights code and you will ensure the health and safety of your workers and prevent legal action against you for not meeting the legal requirements. So, in a nutshell, remember Canadian drug and alcohol policy.

2018-11-01T14:12:43+00:00November 1st, 2018|Drugs in the workplace|