HAMILTON, ONT. — The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released a free online course, Substance Use in the Workplace: Addressing Stigma.
The goal is to to help workplaces understand and respond to the impact of stigma towards people who use substances. The course describes what stigma and discrimination are, how stigma can affect the care a person receives, how to respond to concerns without using stigmatizing language or behaviours, and appropriate steps to take when talking to others, indicates a release.
The course, which takes about 30 minutes to complete and is available in English and French on the CCOHS website, is recommended for employers, managers, supervisors and workers interested in learning about substance use and how to support those affected without using “stigmatizing language.”
CCOHS courses are developed by subject specialists in the field and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible, adds the release.
For more information visit https://www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/substance-use-stigma/