Impairment: What Workers Need to Know (English) (1 hour)

Impairment: What Workers Need to Know (English) (1 hour)

Learn about your role as a worker in recognizing and responding to workplace impairment.






Disponible en français

When most people think about impairment, the use and effects of alcohol, cannabis, or other drugs likely comes to mind. While these may be the most obvious sources, impairment can be caused by any substance or event that results in a lack of concentration, the inability to do a task, or the inability to make decisions. Examples can include bullying, life stresses, unresolved conflicts, and fatigue.

Because impairment is just like any other hazard that may affect the health and safety of workers, the employer must address impairment from all possible sources as part of their health and safety program. As a worker, it’s important for you to be able to recognize the signs of impairment in yourself and others, and to learn about your organization’s policies and procedures to help make sure that everyone is treated fairly and has a safe place to work.

Topics include

  • Defining impairment
  • Effects of alcohol, cannabis, and other drugs
  • Other causes of impairment
  • Workplace policies and procedures
  • Responsibilities and steps to take
  • Understanding human rights

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to

  • Describe the impact of impairment
  • Understand the effects of alcohol, cannabis, and other substances or causes
  • Know the importance of having a workplace policy and corresponding procedures about impairment
  • Understand the roles of the employer, supervisor, and worker
  • Describe the role of human rights in terms of impairment

Recommended for

  • This course is suitable for workers in organizations of all sizes, across all industries and occupations.



Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

During checkout, you can choose to register as a single learner or select a multiple learner license. With a multiple learner license you will act as an administrator and add learners from your company.

Also available in French.

Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.

  • eCourse Volume Discount

    The cost is based on the total number of seats purchased. Multi-seat pricing is based on the single user seat price with the following volume discounts applied:

    Total Seats Discount
    100 - 499 25%
    500 - 999 50%
    1000+ 80%



    Réductions pour volume sur les cours en ligne.

    Le coût est fondé sur le nombre total de droits de participation achetés. Le coût par participant pour une licence multiparticipant est calculé en appliquant les réductions pour volume suivantes au coût de participation individuelle :

    Nombre total de participants Réduction
    100 à 499 25 %
    500 à 999 50 %
    1 000 et plus 80 %

Facultés affaiblies : Ce que les travailleurs doivent savoir (français) (1 heure)

Facultés affaiblies : Ce que les travailleurs doivent savoir (français) (1 heure)

Renseignez-vous sur votre rôle en tant que travailleur relativement à la reconnaissance des facultés affaiblies au travail et à l'intervention connexe.

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