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Workplace Cannabis Consulting is comprised of a team of occupational medical professionals that have received comprehensive training and education on cannabis and its fundamental properties. Our dedicated team includes physicians with a vast amount of musculoskeletal and occupational health and safety expertise across various industries in both unionized and non-unionized workforces. Our consulting services can support employers’ needs beyond cannabis.
putting people first
By 2024, Health Canada predicts that over half a million people will have medical cannabis prescriptions to help treat a variety of conditions including, but not limited to, chronic pain, glaucoma, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and autoimmune disease. The date for legalization in Canada is also quickly approaching, which will greatly increase the number of cannabis users. It is imperative that employers prepare for medical and recreational cannabis in the workplace by educating themselves and proactively updating their policies and procedures to protect the health, safety and well-being of their employees.
Employers have a responsibility to accommodate employees’ use of medical cannabis, while also maintaining a safe work environment. This includes ensuring that employees are not working in a safety sensitive job while impaired. It will be crucial to seek expert advice while preparing for this future setting.
OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE & CANNABIS
Kyle completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Dalhousie University and has approximately 20 years of experience in business development roles within the healthcare and technology industries. Kyle previously worked as Enterprise Sales Director for DataSift Inc. and is currently the President and Co-Founder of Trauma Healing Centers, a series of medical clinics located across Canada that provide a multi-disciplinary approach to healing for those suffering from chronic pain, disabling illness, PTSD and trauma. Kyle brings a wealth of business development and strategic experience to Workplace Cannabis Consulting.
Dr. Jamie Cox
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Jamie Cox, former Chief Medical Officer of the Worker’s Compensation Board in Nova Scotia and Medical Director for General Motors in both Ohio and Tennessee, has extensive knowledge of the workers’ compensation system and understands the critical importance of workplace health and safety. His physician expertise combined with his experience building successful provincial and state programs, managing healthcare and his focus on quality outcomes provide important assets for both employers and employees. Dr. Cox has evaluated over 1,700 patients for cannabis use and understands the advantages and disadvantages associated with using cannabis.
Dr. Andrea Burry
Dr. Burry completed her Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Psychology at the University of Western Ontario and her Masters of Science and Medical Degree at the University of Toronto. Dr. Burry has experience in Occupational Medicine and has focused on medical cannabis and the role it can play in treating conditions such as PTSD and chronic pain. Dr. Burry has practiced occupational medicine in both the public and private sector. She is a frequent speaker to healthcare professionals and professionals in the employment and insurance sector on medical cannabis.
Why should you be informed?
Over 200,000 Canadians are registered to purchase medical cannabis.
And the date for legalization in Canada is quickly approaching. It is imperative that employers prepare for the increase of medical and recreational cannabis in the workplace.
45% of Human Resources Professionals Association members do not believe their current workplace policies address issues that may arise with the legalization of cannabis.
It will be important to proactively update policies and procedures to protect the health, safety and well-being of employees.
Cannabis is the most commonly encountered substance in workplace drug testing.
Ensure your employees are not working in a safety sensitive job while impaired. Fitness-for-Work services reduce costs associated with injuries and illnesses while promoting the best interests and health of the employees.