Managing Marijuana in the Workplace

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Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland

115 Cavendish Square

St. John's, NL A1C 3K2


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Substance abuse and impairment are not new problems on work sites – but with the legalization of recreational marijuana in the near future, it is more important than ever that managers and employees effectively recognize and manage the safety risks of substance use, abuse, and impairment.

Your registration includes:

  • The SureHire online training course, "Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training" (90m)
  • A practical, in-person workshop (4h)


Learning Objectives:

  1. History of Cannabis in Canada
  2. Introduction on Cannabis
  3. Managing Medical Cannabis in the workplace
  4. Managing Recreation Cannabis in the workplace
  5. Tools to manage cannabis

Policy Audit:

  1. Best practice and gap analysis for Drug and Alcohol policies
  2. Guidelines for accommodating medical cannabis in the workplace
  3. Recreational cannabis worksite considerations
  4. Internal communication strategies and implementation phase

ONLINE COMPONENT: SureHire Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors (90m)

Employers must understand that you cannot test employees randomly without proper documentation and proof. SureHire’s online reasonable suspicion training for supervisors educates on proper tools and skills to recognize and handle possible substance abuse within the workplace. The Canadian Model recommends supervisors complete this type of awareness training. Substance abusers cost employers approximately $10,000/year due to absenteeism, low productivity, lost time accidents, and increased health and Workers Compensation Board (WCB) costs.

The online course covers:

  • An introduction to Reasonable Suspicion
  • Employer and employee obligations
  • The characteristics of the modern workforce and how this impacts substance use trends
  • Facts on medical and recreational cannabis use in Canada
  • Tips for reviewing, updating and implementing your Drug & Alcohol policy
  • Tips on when to use drug testing and why
  • How to document reasonable suspicion and trigger testing
  • Post-Incident testing tips and timelines
  • Tips on accommodating prescription drug use


Will lunch be provided?

Yes! Lunch and a mid morning snack are included with your registration.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes! If you need to change the name on your ticket, please contact chantel.taylor@surehire.ca and she can assist you.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available at the event location.

What can I bring into the event?

Please bring your current Alcohol and Drug policy to the course.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions, email chantel.taylor@surehire.ca for more information.

Where can I find more information about SureHire Occupational Testing Services?

You can learn more about us on our website, or follow us @surehiretesting on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram!

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115 Cavendish Square

St. John's, NL A1C 3K2


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