Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Medical marijuana continues to make headlines and create concerns and questions in the workplace. Marijuana is not allowed in the workplace in Montana for two primary reasons; marijuana is illegal and marijuana causes significant impairment. A person who uses marijuana may not work in any safety sensitive job where a momentary lapse in concentration may result in serious injury or death. Marijuana has an impact on everyone in Montana. Some of the potential hazards in the workplace include increased accidents and safety violations, increased absenteeism and tardiness, increased number of criminal incidents and increased errors and defective products. Employers have a duty to protect their employees.

Rebecca Sturdevant will use her years of experience to share information about:
* Employee drug testing
* Development of Drug-Free Workplace program
* Facts about marijuana
* Latest legislative updates and changes

In the interest of saving paper please bring your business card/email address if you would like Rebecca to send you her Power Point presentation.

To register, contact Terri Haueter at 758-6279 or by e-mail.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, Noon to 1 pm
FVCC Arts & Technology Building, Room 139
777 Grandview, Kalispell

This month’s facilitator: Rebecca Sturdevant, MSN, APRN, COHN-S, C-SAPA
Rebecca Sturdevant has been an Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner since 1996. She performs employee fitness for duty examinations, provides evaluation and management services for injured employees, consults with employers for Drug-Free Workplace program development, hearing conservation programs, and medical surveillance and management of exposure to workplace toxins/hazards. Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Arts in pre-medical sciences & education from the University of Montana, a master of science in nursing from California State University, and post MSN Family Nurse Practitioner from University of Texas. She is passionate about DUI prevention and is a volunteer for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Monthly Blueprint for Business Success brown bag sessions feature business professionals facilitating informative discussions. Attend to receive relevant information, opportunities to ask questions of the professionals, and network with peers.

Who should attend? Employers interested in growing and evolving more effective organizations.

* Utilizing all available resources to operate and grow makes for smart business.
* Exchanging ideas, insights, and real-world solutions directly impacts your bottom line.
* Making better decisions quickly requires more and better information.
* Engaging and energizing your staff helps make your business more successful.


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