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.



Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


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Jan 21, 2020 to Mar 30, 2020
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $550.00
Reading List / Textbook

Required Textbook
Title: Alcohol and Drugs in the Canadian Workplace - An employer's guide to the Law, Prevention and Management of Substance Abuse.
Edition: 2nd
Author: Norm Keith
Publisher: LexisNexis Canada Inc
ISBN: 9780433486695


Section Notes

Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online

It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have completed the Learning Online Waiver.

If you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins, you may enrol for this course by calling 403.220.2866.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your 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 who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

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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