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Marijuana Legal & Recreational Use: Creating Safety Policies to Protect Workers


Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia already have laws that legalize the use of marijuana in some form, and more are trying to pass similar laws. Legal or not, employees that use marijuana can put the safety of those in the workplace at risk. What can employers do to protect workers? Learn how you can update your policies legally to maintain the safety of your workers in the face of changing laws. Join us to discover:

  • What employers can do about marijuana use - whether its legal in your state or not
  • Keys to creating compliant workplace policies to protect employee safety
  • Monitoring drug use in the workplace: What you can and can't do
  • What the increasing legalization of marijuana means for employers

Program Highlights

  • Legal or Not: Employer Requirements to Regulate Marijuana Use

    • State v. federal laws: What it means for legalized marijuana use
    • Recreational use: How to recognize it and the impact on safety
    • What OSHA's General Duty Clause says about marijuana use by employees
  • Creating Compliant Policies & Best Practices that Protect Worker Safety

    • OSHA regulations employers need to know in today's climate
    • Developing effective - and legal - polices for a safe workplace
    • Addressing or reassigning employees who use marijuana
    • What about Federal contracts that require a drug free environment?
  • Monitoring Marijuana Use in Your Workplace - What Can & Can't You Do?

    • Regulating use on and off the job - what are am employer's limits?
    • How to respond to a positive employee drug test
    • Medical use: What it allows and the impact of ADA rules
    • When and how you can terminate workers that jeopardize safety
  • Live Question & Answer Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CSMP is a nationally recognized authority on Occupational Safety and Health law. She represents employers in OSHA and MSHA litigation and provides training and safety consultation.

  • Ms. Abrams is a frequent author on safety, health and legal compliance issues, including writing columns in "Modern Contractor Solutions" and "Pallet Central" magazines, articles in "Professional Safety" and "Compliance," writing for ASSE publications and co-authoring several books including the widely reviewed "Construction Safety Management and Engineering".
  • Ms. Abrams is a regular presenter at prestigious safety conferences like the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), where she specializes in providing real-world solutions to real-world problems.

Program Benefits

This 60-minute program with help employers understand the changing landscape of marijuana legalization, and sort out the impact legal marijuana can have on work safety and workplace policy.