Course Description

Impairment of workers from alcohol and drugs (ie. Cannabis/Marijuana, prescriptions etc) is a major issue in today's workplace. This issue can negatively impact organizations, workers and their families, finances, productivity, client relations, public image, and more. Learn to navigate the evolving legal and social implications of alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace. Gain invaluable hands-on practice applying strategies to address and manage alcohol and drugs in the workplace, from policy and program development to implementing and maintaining an organizational impairment management program.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Create or enhance an impairment management program plan for your organization (or an organization you aspire to work with).
  • Describe the positive impact that impairment management programs can have on an organization’s finances, employee performance (both on quality and safety) and on employee relations.
  • Analyze the best way an organization could respond to diverse alcohol and drug abuse issues in a wide variety of industries.
  • Identify best practices for administering impairment management programs in large, medium and small organizations.
  • Summarize the evolving social and legal implications of impairment management programs.



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Online Asynchronous
Jul 02, 2024 to Sep 09, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $559.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Alcohol & Drugs in the Canadian Workplace - An Employer's Guide to the Law, Prevention and Management of Substance Abuse
Edition: 3rd
Authors: Norm A. Keith
Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
ISBN: 978-0433509363

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Ebook available at https://www.campusebookstore.com/EBooks/Book.aspx?ID=9711768.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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