President & CEO, BC Trucking Association
Session Synopsis: Legalized Cannabis – Fit for Work Solutions in the Haze
This year, Canada will become the second country in the world to legalize marijuana for recreational use. But it’s not new – substance use, including marijuana, has been an issue for employers for generations. While many trucking companies have been addressing drug use via DOT testing protocols for cross border work, these requirements will not translate effectively to Canadian workplaces.
Dave Earle will provide a brief history of substance use in Canada, review current case law and technology and contrast the difference between determining impairment and prohibition testing. He will discuss when employers have to accommodate disability and medial use (and when they don’t) as well as when and how to discipline.
Participants will leave with an understanding of what this new requirements means for their operations and practical tools to address substance use in their workplace.
Dave Earle is the President and CEO of the BC Trucking Association, a member-based, province-wide, non-partisan, non-profit motor carrier association representing all elements of the road-based transportation industry in British Columbia.
Among his Board and Committee duties, Dave is the Past President of the Employers Forum and the Employer Caucus Chair for WorkSafe BC’s Policy and Practice Consultation Committee.
As the previous employer co-chair of the Program Administration Committee for the BC Construction Industry Substance Abuse, Testing and Treatment Program, and previous Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Construction Industry Rehabilitation Program, Dave has an intimate knowledge of substance use, testing and treatment in an employment setting.