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Alcohol & Drug Awareness Training Employee (Canada)

This course is for all employees that need to understand safety risks in a workplace with a drug and alcohol policy and that are subject to drug and alcohol testing.

Corridor’s drug and alcohol awareness training for employees focuses on the keys of being “fit for duty”, how drug and alcohol testing is conducted, what happens if the test is positive, return to duty procedures and outlines individual responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of all staff. The
training also educates employees on the health effects of alcohol use and abuse, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, cannabis — the difference between smoking/inhalation, edibles and the prolonged effect of ingesting cannabis.

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Topics to Be Covered

  • Module 1:  Introduction
  • Module 2:  Mood Altering Substances and Impacts on the Workplace
  • Module 3:  Key Concepts
  • Module 4:  Responsibilities
  • Module 5:  Alcohol and Drug Testing
  • Module 6:  Applying What You’ve Learned

Course Overview

Module 1:  Introduction

An overview of the learning material covered in this course, as well as program features and functionality.

Module 2:  Mood Altering Substances and Impacts in the Workplace

This module provides an overview of mood altering substances including alcohol, cannabis, medications, and illicit drugs. It also discusses the issues of dependency and enabling.

  • Mood Altering Substances and Impacts on the Workplace
  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
  • Medications and Other Drugs

Module 3:  Key Concepts

This module provides definitions and an overview of the following key concepts related to alcohol and drugs in the workplace:

  • Unfit for work
  • Reasonable cause
  • Incident investigations and post-incident testing
  • Random testing requirements
  • Return-to-duty and follow-up testing
  • Refusal to test

Module 4:  Responsibilities

This module provides an overview of responsibilities in the context of mood altering substances in the workplace. This includes the responsibilities of:

  • Employers
  • Employees
  • Supervisors and company leaders

Module 5:  Alcohol and Drug Testing

Standard procedures have been developed for alcohol and drug testing. These procedures were originally established through the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and are now accepted throughout North America. This has been upheld in Canadian arbitration and court decisions as a fair and accurate way to conduct workplace testing.

  • Alcohol Testing
  • Drug Testing

Module 6:  Applying What You’ve Learned

Practicing these workplace scenarios will give you a chance to test your understanding of the concepts covered in this course. Read through each scenario and then select the answer that you think represents the best course of action to follow.

  • Scenario 1: On Call Situation
  • Scenario 2: Testing Seems Unwarranted
  • Scenario 3: Manager Appears Impaired

Final Exam & Acknowledgement

  • 6 Modules
  • 9 Knowledge Checks
  • 3 Workplace Scenarios
  • 19 Interactivities
  • 27 Alcohol & Drug Resources
  • Final Exam & Acknowledgement

Duration:  1 hour

Passing Grade:  80%

Reporting: Printable Certificate of Completion