OHS Canada Magazine

DriverCheck’s 2nd Annual Fitness for Duty Summit

September 2, 2019

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DriverCheck is currently gearing up for their 2nd Annual Fitness for Duty Summit. This year’s event will be held in Edmonton, Alberta on October 2 and 3. The inaugural event held last year in Milton, Ontario hosted 350 attendees and received an overwhelmingly positive response. This year’s event is expected to be even bigger!

This educational two-day event will address some of the workplace challenges employers face in their effort to create a healthy and safe work environment. Delivering an abundance of valuable information, useful resources, and expert insight, this year’s lineup of diverse speakers will touch on a variety of relevant topics, both from physical and mental-health perspectives. There will be hundreds of health and safety professionals and healthcare providers attending from a variety of safety-sensitive industries including oil and gas, transportation, construction, mining, transit, rail, aviation and forestry.

Topics covered will include:

  • Removing the Mask: Creating Wellness in the Workplace
  • Cannabis in the Workplace: 1 Year Later
  • Recent Rulings: Implications for Company Alcohol and Drug Policies
  • Continuing the Quest for an Impairment Test
  • Random Testing Programs – A Panel Discussion
  • Healthy Minds, Healthy Workplace – Psychological Health & Safety in Your Organization
  • Opioid Use & Workplace Safety
  • Making the Most of Your Employee-Assistance and Substance-Abuse Programs
  • Injury Management: Easing the Pain
  • Supervisor Training (Reasonable Cause) – a certificate will be awarded at the end of the training

What is Fitness for Duty?

Fitness for Duty programs differ from company to company and typically include some form of medical testing and/or assessment(s). Whether conducted for an existing employee or a potential candidate, testing such as alcohol and drug testing, pre-placement medicals, audiograms, etc. may be performed to determine whether an individual is physically and/or psychologically fit to perform the job. The results of this medical testing conclude whether or not an individual has the ability to complete the essential functions of a job and do so safely.



Space is limited, and tickets will be approved on a first-come, first-serve basis. The price of admission is $625 plus applicable taxes. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days, and DriverCheck will be hosting a social gathering in the evening of October 2nd. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Delta Hotel by Marriott Edmonton South, where the Summit is being held.

To learn more about this event or register, visit: https://fitnessfordutysummit2019.eventbrite.ca/

If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Gouveia, Marketing Coordinator at kgouveia@DriverCheck.ca.

About DriverCheck

As Canada’s Fitness for Duty experts, DriverCheck’s top priority is the safety of your staff and workplace. Our company-wide goal is to build a safer and healthier world. Founded in 1996, DriverCheck is the leading provider of workplace medical testing and assessments in the country, serving over 6,000 employers in a variety of industries, including transportation, oil and gas, aviation, rail, mining, construction, healthcare, manufacturing and forestry. DriverCheck conducts over 300,000 medical tests annually, offering alcohol and drug testing, occupational health services, medical-cannabis review services, medical staffing and injury-management programs. We are constantly striving to be viewed as the educational leader in the fitness-for-duty sector. To learn more about DriverCheck, visit www.DriverCheck.ca or call (800) 463-4310.


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