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  • 1.  Policy on THC Use

    Posted 9 days ago
    Good afternoon,
    We are wondering what other companies are doing in Massachusetts with employees that use THC on showing up to a worksite smelling like marijuana.

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    Dora Botelho
    Operations Manager
    ABLE Associates
    Fall River MA
    (508) 673-3979
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  • 2.  RE: Policy on THC Use

    2020 Staffing World Attendee
    Posted 8 days ago
    Edited by John McLaughlin 8 days ago
    Dora,

    Issues surrounding various state laws regarding the legal use of THC are complex and getting more confusing each legislative session.  What seems to be consistent is that impairment at work or jobsites is not acceptable.  It is not really possible to determine the level of impairment though traditional substance use testing, so another type of assessment of impairment should be considered.  

    NJ is the first state to implement a workplace impairment standard for use in evaluating whether or not an employer has a basis for taking action in a situation of reasonable suspicion of cannabis (or other substance) use.  While this form is NOT a recognized in other States currently, it is a solid resource to refer to when documenting a decision. 


    https://www.nj.gov/cannabis/documents/businesses/Business%20Resources/Workplace%20Impairment%20Guidance%20Sample%20Form.pdf

    This form may give you a starting point to assess impairment.  

    Thanks,

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    John McLaughlin
    President
    HireCall
    Tulsa OK
    (918) 933-5555
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