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.
Dr. Nancy Carnide is an associate scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. She is an early career researcher with a PhD in epidemiology from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Carnide 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.
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