2019 Conference Day 2 - Jillian Power

Session: Challenges in Managing Cannabis in the Workplace

Presenter: Jillian Power, BNRN, OHNC, COHN (C)

Cannabis use has been challenging employers for years.  These challenges may arise from a duty to accommodate an employee using medical cannabis, how to assess fitness for duty in cannabis users and most recently how to manage disclosures of the use of recreational cannabis.  This presentation will outline some of those challenges, and highlight key considerations for organizations when attempting to manage fitness for duty risk.   

Jillian Power graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Bachelor of Nursing program in 2002.  She has been working in the field of Occupational Health Nursing since 2005 and completed Grant MacEwan’s Occupational Health Nursing Program in 2013.  Jillian has worked in various industries including acute care, oil and gas and education.  Her experience includes emergency response and treatment, disability case management, various policy/program development and most recently, Suncor’s Alcohol & Drug Program.