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Education on Cannabis & Workplace Safety as an Opportunity
Friday, August 17, 2018

The prohibition of cannabis has nearly been a century in length.  Changing the perceptions and attitudes around a belief that has been engrained in us over an entire generation (and then some) is no small task – and, even though, come October 17th, a switch will be immediately flipped on cannabis

Police Chiefs Taking Cannabis Legalization & Workplace Safety Education Seriously
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Come October 17th, the policing agencies across Canada will be responsible for enforcing the laws and regulations binding the legalization of recreational cannabis use. Saying that preparing their public facing personnel for this change is quite a task is a significant understatement.

SayleGroup CEO Discusses Cannabis & Workplace Safety Online Training at Sea to Sky Event
Monday, August 13, 2018

SayleGroup CEO, Stephen Sayle, was honoured to deliver a presentation on the importance of Cannabis & Workplace Safety training, at the Sea to Sky Conference in PEI, held by the Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association (ACADA).

Documenting & Assessing Signs of Impairment (Reasonable Suspicion)
Monday, August 13, 2018

To establish a cause for reasonable suspicion all observations must be properly documented.  Both observers must have training on signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol use.  All observations must be made directly, not based on reports from other sources or outside influences.  Observations must

Cannabis & Workplace Safety Training - Who Needs It?
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

You own a window-washing company.  One of your clients has scheduled a cleaning of their 17-floor building.  Unfortunately, the team you planned to have do the work just recently had their working at height certifications expire.  And, your other teams are already booked for that day.  Luckily, t

SayleGroup CEO Interviewed by CBC PEI on Topic of Cannabis Legalization and Workplace Safety
Thursday, August 2, 2018

SayleGroup CEO, Stephen Sayle, was interviewed by CBC PEI to publicly announce the partnership with the Professional Security Knowledge Network (PSKN).  The PSKN has adopted SayleGroup's Cannabis & Workplace Safety Online Course and Certificate for their membership.  The interview (linked bel

Training for Cannabis & Workplace Safety – Is There Any Alternative?
Thursday, August 2, 2018

“Is providing workplace safety training related to the legalization of off-duty cannabis use something I should do, or something I have to do?”

Identifying Potential Impacts of Cannabis via Reasonable Suspicion
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

What events might trigger a cause for reasonable suspicion?

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Concerns often come from those who work closest to a potentially impaired employee.  It could be co-workers, clients or vendors.  If someone comes to you with a concern:

"I'll Train My Managers on Cannabis Legalization - That Should be Preparation Enough."
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

There are several steps an organization must take if they wish to ensure their due diligence when it comes to workplace safety.  The first step is identifying potential and actual hazards.  Nothing can be addressed if it is not first pointed out.  Once you’re aware of the hazards, the second step

NSTSA Takes Lead on Cannabis & Workplace Safety Education
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

SayleGroup is proud to announce its collaboration with the Nova Scotia Trucking Safety Association (NSTSA) in educating their membership for the legalization of off-duty cannabis use and workplace safety.  NSTSA has made the choice to be proactive by providing training, instead of reacting to the

Core Purpose of Reasonable Suspicion
Monday, July 23, 2018

The idea of approaching an employee with a reasonable suspicion can be unfamiliar or uncomfortable territory among managers and supervisors.  To eliminate concerns, the core purpose of reasonable suspicion should be understood.

Radiohead Band Members - Safety Culture Advocates
Friday, July 20, 2018

Unfortunately for the members of the rock band Radiohead, the importance of workplace safety has become all too real.  A terrible incident in 2012, involving the collapse of the stage during a soundcheck, cost the life of their Drum Technician, Scott Johnson.

Cannabis & Workplace Safety Online Course Approved by PSKN
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SayleGroup is pleased to announce their Cannabis & Workplace Safety Online Course has been approved and endorsed by the Professional Security Knowledge Network (PSKN).  Please review the PSKN's official press release below.

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Reasonable Suspicion & Discrimination
Monday, July 16, 2018

According to the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s policy on alcohol and drug testing, the use of alcohol or drugs can have serious adverse effects on a person’s health, job performance and workplace safety.  Safety is important to employees and employers.  However, safety must be ensured in way

"I Don't Have to Accommodate for Something that Poses a Safety Risk."
Friday, July 13, 2018

Impairment resulting from any substance or source (e.g., alcohol, licit / illicit drugs, fatigue, depression, distraction, etc.) is a serious threat to workplace safety – there’s no doubt.  Upon legalization, impairment resulting from off-duty cannabis-use will be all the more prevalent.  Many em

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