IZUNA recognizes the importance of providing a safe and healthy work environment. Employees and students are responsible for ensuring that their ability to work without risk to his or her health or safety, or to the health or safety of any other person, is not impaired by alcohol, drugs or other causes. The use of illicit drugs and the inappropriate use of prescription drugs, alcohol and cannabis can have serious impact in the workplace.
In accordance with policy 7150 Occupational Health and Safety, all employees have a duty to perform their job safely and share responsibility for reporting situations, exposures, hazards or other related occupational health and safety concerns within the workplace to a supervisor. This include the need to understand the impact of using substances (prescription drugs, illicit drugs or cannabis) on their safety and the safety of others.
Symptoms of Impairment
Symptoms of impairment and or resulting functional impairments may vary, depending on the psychoactive substance used and other factors. Symptoms may include:
- Smell of alcohol or other psychoactive substance (e.g., cannabis)
- Impaired hand-eye coordination
- Difficulties with walking, posture
- Difficulties speaking
- Reduced alertness
- Relatively slow or shallow breathing
- Eye redness
If employees or students are impaired alcohol, drugs or other causes, where the impairment may create an undue risk to them or anyone else, they may be required to leave campus.
IZUNA New Employee and IZUNA Supervisor training address responsibilities in relation to workplace impairment. For more information, access our Safety Training resources.