The impact of marijuana use on the workplace is skyrocketing. In this training, Don will summarize the challenges faced by employers in managing .. Read more employee marijuana use, explain the law addressing this subject, describe relevant marijuana testing devices, and analyze recent court cases. He’ll finish with a few words of advice for the wise. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), studies suggest specific links between marijuana use and adverse consequences in the workplace, such as the increased risk for injury or accidents. One study among postal workers found that employees who tested positive for marijuana on a pre-employment urine drug test had 55 percent more industrial accidents, 85 percent more injuries, and 75 percent greater absenteeism, compared with those who tested negative for marijuana use. Not only is legalization a new problem for management, it’s also a new problem for law enforcement and the courts. Defining what it means to be “under the influence” is difficult at best, and there are few accurate measuring methods available.
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27 Feb 2021