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PMTC to host seminar on medical marijuana and the workplace

OAKVILLE, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) is hosting a seminar on October 22 on medical marijuana and the workplace.

The seminar will be led by a well-known physician, Dr. Barry Kurtzer, and aims at helping employers address the complex workplace problem created by the country’s evolving medical marijuana industry. Dr. Kurtzer has more than 30 years of experience providing occupational health programs to employers.

This session will cover how Canada’s federal medical marijuana regulatory changes could impact the transportation industry; Medical Qualification to drive issues as per the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA); The health benefits and risks of using medical marijuana, including impact of medical marijuana on driving and workplace safety; Unique considerations (including case examples) of workers in safety-sensitive jobs who use medical marijuana; The Game Plan for Employers, including considerations around policy, supervisor training, and job physical demands analysis/safety impact evaluations.

After the seminar, three notable private fleet managers will participate in a roundtable discussion about other industry challenges and best practices. It will be moderated by John G. Smith, publisher and editor of Private Motor Carrier magazine.

“Both of these sessions will deliver valuable information to any business involved in private trucking,” says Mike Millian, PMTC president. “Our members are well known for their frank and open observations about the state of the industry, and for sharing the best practices that they successfully employ every day.”

To register for the session that is taking place October 22, 2015 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (roundtable 3:15 p.m.– 4 p.m.) in Mississauga, Ont. (address provided upon registration) email Vanessa Cox at or phone 905 827 0587.

The session is $25 for PMTC members and $100 for non-PMTC members – $25 from each registration will be directed towards the PMTC Young Leaders Program.

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