Facing the Challenges of Marijuana in the Construction Industry


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Facing the Challenges of Marijuana in the Construction Industry

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Canada.

As an employer, you face challenges and legal obligations to ensure you provide a safe and healthy workplace. With substantial changes in regulations regarding the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and the pending legalization of recreational marijuana by the federal government, it’s important you understand how it impacts you and your company.

This session is designed to give you an overview of the current state of alcohol, medical and legal marijuana use and the challenges it presents to the construction industry. You’ll leave with the tools to manage both workplace safety and human rights/privacy.


  • Update on alcohol and other drugs; current medication challenges
  • Current state of medical and legal marijuana
  • How to accommodate for human rights
  • Summary of recent rulings
  • What to cover in your policies and procedures
  • Implications for employers: Steps to consider going forward


Facilitator: Barb Butler, Barbara Butler & Associates Inc.

Barb Butler is President of Barbara Butler & Associates Inc. Since starting her business in 1989, she has been assisting private business, as well as governments, industry associations, and labour organizations in dealing with alcohol and drug issues in the workplace. Barb has worked with companies in a wide variety of industry sectors to help them develop and implement alcohol and drug policies. This includes the introduction of company-specific policy statements, as well as communication, education, and training programs. In addition, she has been directly involved in many of the key legal cases on this issue as a witness at human rights and arbitration proceedings. Barb regularly speaks at national and international conferences, conducts seminars and management briefings, and is widely published on the issue.


This session and much more will be held at the Manitoba Building EXPO.

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  • October 17, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm