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As the legalization of cannabis continues to spread across the United States, businesses are scrambling to adopt new internal policies to address the shifting legal landscape and ensure that they are changing with the times while still meeting their optimal safety standards.
Obviously, there are a lot of gaps that need to be filled. How will legal cannabis affect the day-to-day workings of a company? What policy should a business use to deal with cannabis use both on and off the job? And how would the answers to these questions be presented to vast groups of employees?
The Sayle Group was one of the first organizations to address these questions. The Nova Scotia-based company specializes in consulting on matters related to QHSE - that is, quality, health, safety and environment - and how they relate to the modern work environment.
After finding widespread success across Canada with their cannabis training programs, the company’s latest offering is designed specifically for the American market. Off-Duty Cannabis Use & Workplace Safety is designed to educate all employees on this important topic, and aims to ensure the competence of the workforce and due diligence on behalf of the employer. But you don’t need to be a part of the cannabis industry to take this one. It tackles the risk that off-duty legal marijuana poses to employees in safety-sensitive positions in any industry.
Off-Duty Cannabis Use & Workplace Safety not only educates the workforce, but also equips them with Reasonable Suspicion tools to handle the possibility of impairment in the workplace. Having employees simply read and sign off on documents doesn’t guarantee understanding of policies, but Sayle’s specialized courses are a cost-effective, accessible system that allows employers to educate their workforce quickly and easily.
The focus on e-learning provides a simple, low-cost way for employees to explore self-paced education. Since the process is fully-automated and accessible online, employers can save on costs like travel, lodging, instructor fees and supplies associated with traditional employee education models.
It provides numerous other benefits for employers and employees beyond cost savings as well: As a recent IBM survey shows, 84% of employees in Best Performing Organizations are receiving the training they need, compared with 16% in the worst performing companies.
As legalized cannabis becomes more widespread, employees and employers will need to face its implications head on. Sayle offers the best preparation for the road ahead.