Cannabis Workplace Safety for Employers (English)


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Course delivery language: English

This course is also available in French.

Course Description

Feel Confident Creating Cannabis Policies at Work. Learn how to manage cannabis legalization safety at your workplace. With cannabis legalization in Canada, workplace rules are due for a change. Previous policies on illicit substances often no longer apply — and that creates risks.

Your right as an employer to have a safe and effective workplace must now co-exist with your employees’ rights to consume cannabis legally and be accommodated for medical conditions.

Where do you draw the line? What do you need to know to update substance use policies and create cannabis safety programs that work?

Now, you can fast-track the process through online training that’s:

  • Interactive
  • Engaging
  • Visual
  • User-friendly
  • Clear
  • Memorable
  • Self-paced
  • Time-effective
  • On-demand
  • Mobile-friendly


30 Minutes

To take this course, learners must first complete the foundational Employee Cannabis in the Workplace online training. 

Course Content
Course Content

After completing the Employer training, the learner will be able to:

  • Distinguish between risk management and impairment management
  • Explain why the language of impairment is ineffective in safely adapting to the legalization of cannabis
  • Differentiate between effective and ineffective approaches to employees’ consumption of cannabis
  • Recognize that differences exist among federal, provincial, and local legislation/regulation regarding cannabis consumption
  • Recognize the most common deficits in safety programs regarding cannabis
  • Assess employers’ safety programs regarding cannabis against best practices
  • Access resources to address gaps in employers’ safety programs
  • Identify the most effective choice in a given scenario about employees’ cannabis use.
Course Availability
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon
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