Marijuana and Other Drugs - The Impact on Workforce Readiness [5316]
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: C170

   Karen Pierce, Managing Director, Working Partners

Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate


Never before have employers been forced to deal with the magnitude of issues impacting their ability to operate drug-free. This is due to the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic, increasing positive drug test rates, and medical marijuana legalization. It’s challenging to keep current, particularly concerning workforce readiness, operational issues and legal considerations. In this session, participants learn the details of these current trends, how they impact workplace operations and liability, and best practice strategies to prevent and respond to these critical issues.

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

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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