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Monique Miller

Thursday, 8 June 2017 from 7:45 AM to 5:00 PM (ADT)

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Lifemark Employer Conference 2017: Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace

 

Learn from industry experts to help improve understanding of the current issues surrounding marijuana and usage of marijuana for medical purposes. Panel sessions will cover the best practices for developing a safe and considered company policy. The information presented will provide a holistic overview from various perspectives, including medical, policy-based and employer versus employee obligations.

We will also examine techniques for creating a psychologically healthy workplace especially given the many factors influencing mental health in today’s industries. There will be careful review of employee and employer rights in the workplace regarding mental health accommodation. Panelists will cover a cross-section of professionals in workplace management; including recognized psychologists, lawyers, occupational therapists.

 

Who should attend: 

Employers, supervisors, health and safety representatives, case managers, adjusters, disability management individuals and human resources personnel.

 

Registration fee: 

  • Early-bird registration price is $125 per person before May 1st, 2017.
  • Registration price after May 1st , 2017 is $150 per person

 

Additional Information: 

  • Accommodation details: 
    • Best western chocolate lake: 902-477-5611 
    • Room rate $119/night (mention Lifemark to get the preferred rate)
  • Continental breakfast starting at 7:00am.
  • Refreshments and lunch included in cost.
  • Free wifi available onsite.
  • Free parking available.

  

Please Note:  If you have any food allergies we should be aware of, please contact the organizer. 

 

For Conference Speaker Bios: Please Click Here Now

 

This Conference is recognized by: 

The Canadian Society of Professionals in Disability Management andVocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada recognizes that the Lifemark Employer Conference 2017 will provide an opportunity for CDMP, CRTWC, RRP, RVP and RCSS professionals to receive continuing education credit hours. Professionals who attend the full conference and optimize all learning activities may be credited with up to 6.5 Continuing Education Credit hours.

(Course content, materials and certificate of completion will be made available for Continuing Education Credits for those holding other professional designations)

 

 AGENDA (click here for PDF version)

7:45am

Introduction to Lifemark

VP of Operations

55 mins

8:00 – 8:55

MARIJUANA AT WORK:

  • Is the impact of marijuana any different from other drugs (or medications)?
  • Marijuana issued for medical purposes: the rules
  • Are there physician guidelines for prescribing marijuana?

MARIJUANA: DETERMINING FITNESS FOR DUTY

  • Medical Review Officer: who they are and what they do
  • Workplace drug testing: challenges and limitations
  • Fitness for duty assessment: framework and approach

 

Dr. Kevin Bourke, MD MRO CAME

Medical Review Officer

50 mins

9:00 – 9:55

EFFECTIVELY MANAGING SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN THE WORKPLACE

  • Differences between legalization and marijuana for medical purposes
  • Challenges/concerns with marijuana for medical purposes
  • Solutions: workplace policies and responsibilities
  • Who to include in an ideal support
  • Process for program implementation and resources

 

Nadine Wentzell, Workplace Drug and Alcohol Consultant

20 mins

9:55 – 10:15

BREAK

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50 mins

10:20 – 11:10

 

ADVICE TO EMPLOYERS AND LEGAL OPINIONS REGARDING MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES

  • Employee and employer rights in the workplace
  • Employers’ duty to accommodate
  • Legal rights of other individuals in the workplace
  • Human resources policies

 

Rebecca Saturley, Lawyer

Managing Partner - Halifax  Stewart McKelvey

40 mins

11:20 – 12:00

 

FINALE PANEL DISCUSSION

Speakers to take questions from group

 

All 

1 hr

12:00 -1:00

 

LUNCH

 

45 mins

1-1:45

MENTAL HEALTH COMMISION OF CANADA: COST OF MENTAL HEALTH IN CANADA

  • History of Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Cost of mental illness in the workplace
  • Ways to decrease stigma and increase resiliency
  • Programs -Mental Health First Aid/the working mind

Susan Mercer,  

Mental Health Commission of Canada

50 mins

1:50- 2:40

MENTAL HEALTH: DUTY TO ACCOMMODATE

 

  • Review of duty to accommodate and duty to inquire
  • Human rights legislation and undue hardship
  • Employee and employer rights in the workplace regarding  mental health accommodation
  • Employers’ mental health policies for the workplace

 

Rebecca Saturley, Lawyer

Managing Partner - Halifax  Stewart McKelvey

20 minutes

2:40 – 3:00

BREAK

 

60 mins

3:00  – 4:00

PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH OF THE WORKPLACE: EMPLOYER TOOLS

  • Implementation of a psychologically healthy workplace
  • Stay-at-work and return-to-work tools for employers
  • What should be in your tool kit and how to access it

 

Dr. Michael Ross PhD, Psychologist

 

Marybeth Fleming, Clinical Lead, Senior Occupational Therapist

 

20 mins

4:10 – 4:30

 

FINALE PANEL DISCUSSION

Speakers to take questions from group.

All

 


 

 

Have questions about Lifemark Employer Conference 2017 Creating a Safe & Healthy Workplace? Contact Monique Miller

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Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel
20 St. Margaret’s Bay Road
Halifax, NS B3N1J4
Canada

Thursday, 8 June 2017 from 7:45 AM to 5:00 PM (ADT)


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