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Paid Training | In-Person Seminar

Developing an Alcohol and Drug Policy Workshop

With the anticipated legalization of recreational marijuana, employers are facing new and unique challenges regarding safety in the workplace. Employers need to prepare for legislative changes and the potential effect to the health and safety of their workers in the workplace. Employers should be reviewing any current alcohol and drug policies or consider creating a new policy with the focus for workers to arrive to work 'fit for duty'. 

This half-day workshop provides human resource and OHS managers and supervisors with a practical experience in the development of a 'fit for duty' policy that includes the potential hazards of alcohol and drug use in the workplace. This workshop will provide a best practice review of the essential elements of a policy: planning, implementation and review. The second part of the workshop will be creating or refining a policy for your specific workplace.

This course, designed by Norm Keith, B.A., J.D., LL.M., CRSP, a leading employment and regulatory lawyer and author of “Alcohol and Drugs in the Canadian Workplace”, will assist managers and supervisors to prepare a fitness for duty policy and achieve OHS due diligence. The course focuses on:

  • Recent case law and relevant decisions regarding drug and alcohol policies   
  • A review of the legislated duties of workplace parties and how these duties may affect roles and responsibilities within your policy   
  • A review of the essential elements of every policy, considering specific industries and types of workplaces   

  • Working through essential elements and assisting in the organization of an effective and legally compliant drug and alcohol policy


Human Resource managers, supervisors, OHS professionals, and compliance professionals.


1/2 day

Upcoming Dates

  • TBD


The cost of this seminar is $295 plus HST per registrant.

To register, please contact Nick Fan, Marketing Events Specialist at