Impairment

Impairment

Are you fit to work?

The term impairment refers to a variety of conditions and/or substances that impact a worker’s normal ability to work safely.

Impairment (also known as unfit for duty/work) at any worksite can have severe consequences for not only the impaired worker, but also their co-workers, supervisor, and employer.

Impairment can come from fatigue, stress, illness, or the use of alcohol, illicit drugs, prescribed and over-the-counter medication.

Cannabis legalization: what should employers know?

Employers have always been responsible for ensuring their workers are able to perform work safely. This has not changed with the legalization of recreational cannabis.

Legislative Amendments

Safety Act and Regulations

Northwest Territories (effective September 12, 2018)

Nunavut (effective July 3, 2018)

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations

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Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations

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Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

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Mine Health and Safety Regulations

Northwest Territories (effective September 12, 2018)

Nunavut (effective July 3, 2018)

Mine Health and Safety Regulations

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Mine Health and Safety Regulations

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Cannabis Code of Practice

WSCC Safety Bulletins

Impairment at Work
The term impairment refers to a variety of conditions and/or substances that impact a worker’s normal ability to work... more
Impairment: Alcohol Use and Work
Impairment (also known as unfit for duty/work) resulting from alcohol use can have severe consequences for not only the... more
Impairment: Cannabis at Work
Employers have always been responsible for ensuring their workers are able to perform work safely. This has not changed... more
Impairment: Fatigue in the Workplace
Mental and/or physical exhaustion can cause fatigue and lead to unstable decision-making and poor body ergonomics.... more
Impairment: Medications and Illness
Individuals do not often consider prescription or over-the-counter medication as something that could affect their... more