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A survey released today by the National Safety Council (NSC) found that cannabis use can have a major impact on employee safety. The survey was conducted between April and May 2021 with 500 employers and 1,000 employees. Among the findings:
“As more states legalize cannabis for recreational and medicinal use, employers must take clear, strong stances to ensure worker safety,” said Lorraine Martin, NSC president and CEO. “Research clearly shows that cannabis impacts a person’s ability to safely perform their job, and we hope employers everywhere will heed our recommendations.”
The NSC has developed employer guidance that encourages business leaders to take the following actions:
Click here for the survey results. The NSC will introduce Impairment Recognition and Response Training for Supervisors and three courses on related topics at its annual Conference & Expo next week in Orlando, Fla. Look for WorkCare in the exhibit hall to learn about how we help employers prevent and manage health and safety exposure risks and impairment on the job.
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