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NSTSA Takes Lead on Cannabis & Workplace Safety Education

Tue, 07/24/2018

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 unique hazards resulting from this cultural shift.  Please read their official press release below.

Press Release - For Immediate Release 
The NSTSA is proud to announce its procurement of SayleGroup’s (www.safetycultureworks.com) Cannabis & Workplace Safety Online Course, which has been approved and endorsed by the Professional Security Knowledge Network (PSKN). The legalization of off-duty cannabis use will present many new challenges and unique hazards within the workplace, and employers are required to take reasonable precautions to provide workers with their legal OHS “Right to Know”. The 2-year Certificate provided with each login serves as proof of competence and understanding around this subject and is key in protecting your people and your business.

This course will give employers, managers and employees a comprehensive look at the top issues facing their workplace and allow them to prepare and educate the workforce before legalization (October 17, 2018), including:

  • Impairment
  • Duty to Accommodate
  • Employer Obligations
  • Employee Rights & Responsibilities
  • Physical Safety and Mental Health
  • Workplace Best Practices
  • Cause for Reasonable Suspicion
  • The Future Landscape 

The NSTSA was determined to find a cost-effective, user-friendly resource that would allow its membership to position themselves as the national leaders on the issue – setting the example and the standard for how industries should approach this cultural shift. We feel, through our partnership with SayleGroup, that we have secured the definitive educational resource in the space. Our Association sees this initiative as a great opportunity to be proactive and to establish our industry as the trend-setters.

This self-paced course can be completed via computer or mobile device and will allow organizations to:

  • Competently assess and revise their Drug & Alcohol Policies (including Zero-Tolerance).
  • Understand their legal obligations with the legalization of off-duty cannabis use.
  • Educate their workforce on the risks and liabilities (ensuring OHS due diligence).
  • Meet and document your legal OHS obligation for workers’ “Right to Know” about hazards. 

Ensure your workforce is sufficiently educated and secure the most cost-effective training.