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Accommodating Medical Marijuana Use in Safety-Sensitive Positions May be an “Undue Hardship” for Employers

The inability for employers to measure impairment from cannabis is proving to have an effect in the workplace.  In a recent case, an Arbitrator ruled in favor of the employer for not placing a worker who uses medical cannabis on a project in a safety sensitive position. The Arbitrator concluded: “The Employer did not place […]

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Harassment Prevention: Who Is Responsible?

As discussed in our accompanying article, Harassment Prevention starts with Knowing, the statistics are clear that harassment is occurring in many workplaces.  But who is ultimately responsible for making it stop?  The answer is everyone, but in varying levels.  As with all safety responsibilities, the ultimate responsibility is at the top.  However, everyone can play […]

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Harassment Prevention Starts with Knowing

No one would argue that harassment is wrong.  And no one would argue that the workplace is an exception.  Yet, there are repeated reports of that being exactly the case. In studies from 2017 and 2018, at least 30% of female respondents (and over 10% of male respondents) say they have been sexually harassed in […]

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