From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] CCOHS: Free White Paper: on Risk of Impairment from Cannabis
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:59:25 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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This is written from the Canadian perspective, but may contain useful information for other countries as well...

- Ralph

Product Description
When workers are impaired on the job, whether by fatigue, use of drugs, or consumption of alcohol, it can have serious consequences.

This white paper discusses the implications associated with the use of cannabis for both therapeutic and recreational purposes. It includes information for employers, workers, and others interested in workplace health and safety, and offers guidance on how to:

? address the potential for impairment as part of a hazard assessment
? establish a concise policy and program on the use of any substance that can cause impairment
? determine the actions the workplace can take regarding impairment
? implement accommodation practices where necessary, including therapeutic needs and substance dependence
? create a supportive, healthy and safe workplace

Note that this document does not refer to any jurisdiction-specific occupational health and safety legislation or to any human rights legislation. Where recommendations are made, they are intended as good or promising practices.

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