Saint John Chapter - Managing Marijuana & Other Substance Use and Abuse in the Workplace
November 20th 2017, 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Kenns I and II Rooms, Trade & Convention Centre, Market Square, Saint John, NB
Members - $50.00
Non Members - $75.00
(CDN, HST included)
Nadine Wentzell is a Workplace Drug and Alcohol Consultant with over 30 years’ experience addressing the health and safety risks of substance abuse in the workplace. She is a pharmacist, consultant, educator, facilitator, speaker, and author.
All employers want a healthy and safe workplace. Safety at work can be negatively impacted by many factors, not the least of which is substance abuse. While 10% of the population self-identifies as having an active addiction, the reality of use is much higher and presents a real and present concern in the workplace. Drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace leads to injuries, decreased morale and lost time, to name a few. Employers’ costs related to human resources and health and medical benefits increase substantially, and the negative effect on employees impacts productivity and profitability in countless ways.
With the availability of medically authorized cannabis for medical purposes and with legalization of marijuana legislation just around the corner, Human Resource Professionals are being asked to ensure proper policies and programs are in place to address workplace health and safety concerns – for all employees. Senior Leadership as well as employees will be looking to HR to guide them when substance use/abuse issues arise. What we do and how we do it will set precedent and needs to be established using logical processes reflective of best practices.
Join us for this workshop as presenter, Nadine Wentzell, prepares us as HR Professionals to address the critical issue of managing substance use and abuse in the workplace. The session will cover the following:
- Recognition and how to address issues
- Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policy & Programs
- Employers rights and responsibilities under that policy
- When medical prescriptions cause safety concerns – What rights does the employer have?
Return to Work Programs
Processes to follow
- Writing a comprehensive agreement
- What to say to whom & when, and
- How to re-integrate for success/minimize relapse
Further details & registration: http://cphrnb.ca/learn-and-connect/?event_id=608&calendar_year=2017&calendar_month=11