Into the Weeds: Marijuana's Impact on Occupational Health

With the rise in the number of marijuana users – and the accompanying increase in positive drug tests – across the nation, it’s clear that marijuana legalization is presenting unique issues to American organizations.

Watch this webinar to learn:

  • Where marijuana is legal for medicinal and recreational use within the United States
  • The impact marijuana legalization has on employee safety and productivity
  • The Zero Tolerance Policy and how it impacts both the organization and the employee
  • How to conduct a risk assessment and safety plan related to marijuana exposure


Bill Walters, RN – Bill has been a Senior Application Consultant at Cority since 2002. Previous to Cority, Bill worked at Miller Brewing Company where he was an Occupational Health Nurse for 18 years.

Dr. Kyle Akers, MD – Dr. Akers joined Colorado Springs Utilities in 2002 as the Occupational Health & Medical Coordinator. Before moving to Colorado Springs in 1985, Dr. Akers completed his residency at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans.

Sara Akins, CIH – Sara is a Senior Industrial Hygienist at Colorado Springs Utilities, where she has been working since 2008. Previous to Colorado Springs Utilities, Sara worked in Health and Safety at Platte River Power Authority.