CLR Connector Substance Use and the Workplace. Supporting Employers and Employees in the Trades
By Vicky Waldron, Executive Director, Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan (CIRP)
Opioid overdoses and deaths are a public health crisis affecting many working Canadians.
Use of alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, and other substances also causes harm that affect employees, their families, and workplaces.
But help is available in the form of a toolkit of resources. The overall goal of this resource toolkit is to help create workplaces where employers can support workers on issues related to substance use, health, and safety. This toolkit is for supervisors, managers, and human resources professionals, as well as unions, associations, and related organizations. It also contains ready-to-use resources for employees.
To access the toolkit, visit.