Marijuana and Other Drug Trends: Operation and Readiness Impacts [5325]
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: B130

   Karen Pierce, Managing Director, Working Partners
   Katie Lemke, Client Care Specialist, Working Partners

Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Secondary Track: Social and Behavioral
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate

Employers have been forced to deal with a magnitude of issues impacting their ability to operate drug-free. This includes prescription drug abuse, the heroin epidemic, increasing positive drug test rates and medical marijuana legalization. It is challenging to stay current, particularly concerning workforce readiness, operational issues and legal considerations. Attend this session and become informed on these issues to help you make wise decisions that impact your drug-free workplace programs and bottom line.

Learning Objectives:
Discuss major drug trends impacting the workplace
Explain the operational, financial, safety and workforce challenges regarding legalization of marijuana
Describe how these three trends impact workplace operations and liability
Identify best practice strategies to prevent and respond to related challenges

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  RN: 1
  CLE: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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