Hamilton, ON – Free resources are available for skilled tradespeople who are looking for help in their battle against substance abuse. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is launching a free resource course to help employers in Canada create awareness about substance use in the skilled trades.
The courses aim to help raise awareness about the impacts of stigma and the importance of a safe and supportive workplace.
The courses explore how workplaces can take a harm reduction approach to substance use, what to do if there are concerns about substance use in the workplace, and strategies to improve everyone’s overall well-being.
In addition to the courses, the CCOHS will be providing Substance Use at Work Info Sheets.
The info sheets will provide an overview of substance use in the trades, from addressing stigma to the responsibilities of employers in challenging stigma and reducing impairment to strategies for supporting tradespeople.
The courses and info sheets were developed with the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA).