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Opioids: What Employers Need to Know

Learn about your duties on the management of opioid use in your workplace, including the steps you can take to address impairment and support employees.

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Single seat:
$19.95
Format:
e-Course
Language:
English/French
Duration:
45 minutes
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Single Seat (90 days access from date of purchase)

Multi-seat (1 year access from date of purchase)

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Description

There is an opioid crisis in Canada, and this crisis can have an impact on individuals and their families. It may also impact the workplace, and everyone’s right to work in a safe and healthy environment. Learn about employer and supervisor duties, the importance of addressing substance use through a policy, and the steps you should take when possible impairment is observed including supports that can be encouraged.

Topics include:

  • Implementing a successful impairment program
  • Response to observed behaviour
  • Being supportive
  • First aid responses
  • Recovery and accommodations

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of addressing impairment or possible substance use
  • Understand the elements of a policy to address impairment in the workplace, and the roles of each party
  • Assess and respond to concerns without judgment, stigmatizing language, or behaviours
  • Describe how naloxone is used in the event of an opioid poisoning

Average time to complete this course is approximately 45 minutes.

Target Audience

This course introduces employers to the impacts of opioid use in the workplace and employer and supervisor duties. A corresponding course for workers is also available.

Prerequisite

None.

Certificate of Completion

Upon completion of the course and passing a final, multiple-choice exam, learners will be able to print a certificate of completion.

System Requirements

This course is delivered online. View the minimum system requirements to take this course.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

VuBiz Partnership

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The CCOHS Difference

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

Certificate of Completion

Earn a certificate upon successful course completion (except free awareness courses).

Created in Partnership

We partner with Vubiz, an international leader in elearning development, to deliver our courses.