There is little uncertainty cannabis is an intriguing issue among Canadian transporters weeks before official sanctioning produces results on Oct. 17. Many transporter HR and activities staff went to an OTA-facilitated course this week intended to help part bearers draft and actualize Drug and Alcohol Policies in their work environment. Specialists were available to enable transporters to comprehend their rights and obligations, including Barb Butler, of Barb Butler and Associates, Connor Page of Driver Check, and Paul Gardiner, Essential Organizational Services. As a component of the workshop, members got an example arrangement and were given guidance on how they could actualize something comparative in their working environment.
“While there are still many unknowns at this point when it comes to legalization, making sure your policy is adequate and up to date remains one of the best ways a company can help itself prepare.”
said Jonathan Blackham OTA director, policy & public affairs. “Although Drug and Alcohol policies go beyond just dealing with cannabis, with a month to go before legalization, no doubt this is an opportune time to have a look at this in your workplace.”
High level guidance materials developed by the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) are also available through the OTA for member carriers upon request.