Does the use of cannabis increase a worker’s risk of having a workplace injury? Prior studies examining this issue have yielded mixed findings and have had some important methodological shortcomings. In this presentation, Dr. Nancy Carnide shares new findings from a longitudinal study of Canadian workers, set up just prior to the legalization of non-medical cannabis use and designed to measure how workplace cannabis use and perceptions have changed since. In the presentation, she focuses on the relationship between cannabis use and subsequent workplace injury—including workplace use.
Cannabis use and the risk of workplace injury: Findings from a longitudinal study of Canadian workers
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Institute for Work & Health
Dr. Nancy Carnide is an associate scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. She conducts research at the intersection between occupational health and safety and pharmaco-epidemiology. Her research projects have involved analysis of survey and administrative data, as well as systematic reviews. Her emerging program of research includes examining the use and non-medical use of prescription and recreational drugs among workers, their risk factors and the workplace consequences of their use, with a focus on cannabis and opioids.
About IWH Speaker Series
The IWH Speaker Series brings you the latest findings from work and health researchers from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and beyond. For those unable to attend, the recorded webinar of most presentations in the IWH Speaker Series are made available on its web page within a week of the event.