Safety and Health Risks of Employee Cannabis Use And Other Drugs

  • Safety and Health Risks of Employee Cannabis Use
    Thursday, November 9, 2023
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Certified Online Training Course

Thursday 9th November 2023 (2pm–5pm) GMT

Fee €125 . Early booking fee of €99 before Thursday 26th of October.

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Safety and Health Risks of Employee Cannabis and Other Drugs use

The 2021 European Web Survey on drugs included people aged 18 years and over who lived in Ireland and who had used drugs in the previous 12 months. Cannabis was the most commonly used drug (91%) followed by cocaine (49%) ecstasy (31%) and Ketamine (24%). Stress reduction was the primary reason (80%) and getting high was the primary reason for using Cocaine, Ecstasy, Amphetamines and a New Psychoactive Substance (NPS).


Learning Objectives

This comprehensive certified training course will cover essential topics in this area including:

  • Irish people are joint fourth users of cocaine globally – Implications for workplace safety
  • Employers’ legal requirements on workplace drugs and alcohol under the Safety Health and Welfare Act 2005.
  • The current trends in workplace cannabis use in the United States.


Certified Training

Certificate of attendance presented by the EAP Institute.


Professional Development Awards

Professional development hours PDH’s will be awarded by the Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)



The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health members will be able to allocate CPD points to courses at a rate of 3 points per course day


  • Maurice Quinlan
    Maurice Quinlan, Director of the EAP Institute is a competent person as required by Section 80(1) of The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. He has the knowledge, skills and experience to develop policies and training on Employee Support Therapy (EST) for workplace mental health, workplace intoxicants (defined as drugs and alcohol), Psychological and Psychosocial risks and employee health and wellbeing policies and programmes for national and international companies.
  • Tamara Cagney
    Tamara Cagney
    Dr Tamara Cagney is the executive director of TC Training and Consulting. The focus of her current consultation and training centres around the US Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Regulations and the workplace impact of rapidly changing cannabis legalization. Tamara has provided Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services for over 40 years in both the public and private sectors, in unionized and non-unionized settings. She served as a Distinguished Member of the Laboratory Staff in the role of an embedded employee assistance professional at Sandia National Laboratories, a DOE research laboratory for 20 years. She provides on-going clinical consultation to member assistance and EA programs and employers including the Northern California Teamsters’ Assistance Program (TAP)