Reasonable Suspicion Training- Why it is Important for Supervisors

What is included in the SureHire Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training: Online course that allows for a self-paced study environment Federal Requirements Information on the effects of drug abuse and safety in the workplace How to spot signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse How to intervene and approach the worker How to properly document observations and incidents Materials that meet requirements for supervisors and workers (90 minutes for supervisors, and 30 minutes for workers) Printable documents and handouts Final Exam Certificate of Completion It is essential to make sure your workers have a proper understanding of what reasonable suspicion training entails.

Legalization of Cannabis: What you need to know

With the abundance of articles referencing the legalization of cannabis, it is little wonder why many people are curious about the increasing trend of recreational and medical use of cannabis. With 201,398 Canadians registered for use of medical cannabis as of June 2017, it is with caution that employers are learning more and more about cannabis and its role in their organization.

Fatigue Management: in the transportation industry

SureHire has partnered with Respiratory Homecare Solutions (RHS) to provide sleep apnea screening and testing.This is followed by continued monitoring, as well as any required treatment. Together we provide the gold-standard, industry-leading Fatigue Management Program.

Court rules in favor of Suncor: Random Drug and Alcohol testing

Suncor spokeswoman Nicole Fisher says “ Nothing is more important than protecting ourselves and others from harm… we strongly believe that this program will contribute to a safer workplace and ultimately save lives.” How does Unifor feel on the most recent arbitration? Unifor has called the Court of Appeal decision a ‘gross violation of workers’ rights.’ “Safety is always our first priority, but we know that random drug testing does not reduce accidents or improve safety.” Ken Smith, president of Unifor Local 707-A, said the fight will continue.

Meet the SureHire Team: Jamie Jamieson

At SureHire, we’re people services, business analysts, testers, lifters, result analysts, and more - but we are also real people, who do real things outside the walls of SureHire. After moving across Canada from Nova Scotia, to Calgary, and landing in Edmonton, Jamie Jamieson has become SureHire’s Business System’s Analyst. For over the past 5 years that Jamie has been with SureHire, she has landed the responsibility of managing

How fitness testing is beneficial to your workforce

Many employers these days have to be cautious when hiring workers, and make sure any potential candidates are fit to safely complete their tasks. How do you decrease the risk of injury at a jobsite before someone is hired? There are many pre-hire steps that you can take, such as drug testing, alcohol testing, background checks, but to ensure your candidate is capable of completing the job it is recommended that a fitness to work assessment is completed. With the importance around safety, employers need to feel confident that their workers are prepared and capable to safely complete their duties.

The affect of Fentanyl on your workforce

Many people these days have heard the word Fentanyl more recently than before. Recent statistics show that more than four people on average every day have Fentanyl related deaths in B.C.and Alberta alone. With this number increasing in provinces all across Canada, it is little wonder that the drug has made national headlines across the nation.

Meet the SureHire Team: Sarah Tattrie

At SureHire, we’re people services, business analysts, testers, lifters, result analysts, and more - but we are also real people, who do real things outside the walls of SureHire. In our Meet the Team series, you will meet some of the most hardworking talented individuals, and learn what they do (on and off the clock), and how they keep their job interesting and fun… everyday!

Canadian Oil Sands Contribute to Canada’s High Profitability in the Oil Sector

For anyone seeking work in the Canadian oil industry, the prospects look the most promising in the oil sands sector. In fact, projections for new oil sands production show a figure of almost one-half million barrels of oil being added from 2017 to 2018. The worldwide attention garnered for oil sands production first was directed toward oil projects under construction. Crude oil production was recorded at 3.7 million barrels per day in 2014, and climbed to 3.9 million barrels per day in 2016. Plus, advances in technology have enabled Alberta to more easily extract oil from the area's oil sands production that far surpasses traditional methods.

Exxon/Imperial Oil – How Randomized Drug and Alcohol Tests Have Impacted the Oil Sector

The Valdez spill has caused Canadian oil company, Imperial Oil, to set up a random drug and alcohol testing program. The decision did not keep oil companies and employers from requiring random drug and alcohol testing in their personnel policies. While unions cited that random drug and alcohol testing infringed on the privacy of employees and were managerially unreasonable, employers said these types of policies were necessary.

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