POLICE TALK ABOUT WEED USE

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(ONTARIO) โ€“ย The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say they are committed to the health, safety and wellness of their members and the communities they serve. Maintaining a drug and alcohol-free workplace is a crucial step to fulfilling that commitment.

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As a safety-sensitive workplace, all OPP members must report to work fit for duty. A member is fit for duty when they are in a physical, mental and emotional state that allows the individual to perform assigned duties competently and in a manner that does not compromise or threaten the safety or health of that individual or others, the environment, or OPP property.

โ€œOur policy remains โ€“ all members must report to work fit for duty. The health and well-being of all our members enables the OPP to continuously provide effective support to our communities,โ€ states OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes.

Reporting to work fit for duty requires a member be without limitations resulting from, but not limited to, all drugs (including cannabis, over-the-counter and prescription medication) and/or alcohol.

If a member has accommodation needs, the OPP will continue to review such accommodation requests and needs in accordance with the Ontario Public Serviceโ€™s Disability Accommodation Policy and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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Maintaining a drug- and alcohol-free workplace is crucial to ensuring that our environment, members and the families and communities that depend on them, remain safe.

Source: OPP

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