• The Opioid Epidemic: Our Businesses & Workplaces

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    Name: The Opioid Epidemic: Our Businesses & Workplaces
    Date: February 7, 2018
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST
    Event Description:
    OVER 2000 PEOPLE are dying annually in Massachusetts due to opioid overdose. The cost to Massachusetts of overdose deaths is estimated at over $10 billion per year. The majority of people affected by addiction are employed full time. All of us, including employers, have important roles to play in addressing it.

    Join us February 7, 2018 for a free and important Breakfast Forum,  THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC: OUR BUSINESSES & WORKPLACES. Business owners and managers, non-profit executives, human resources officers, and staff at all levels will receive practical, focused information on keeping the workplace safe and productive, complying with state and federal laws and how to be supportive of employees. Program will include:

    · Medical Expert on Opioids, the Epidemic and Impact on Businesses
    · Treatment, Recovery & Prevention
    · Law Enforcement Strategies
    · Employee Assistance Programs: Features and Affordability
    · Distributing Substance Use Information in the Workplace
    · How to Speak with an Employee Who May Be Affected by Addiction
    · Labor Attorney on Legal Considerations: Protecting the Employer & the Employee
    · A Business Owner Employing People in Recovery and an Employee in Recovery
    · Activities of local coalitions in Revere, Chelsea and Winthrop

    Location:
    Comfort Inn
    85 American Legion Highway
    Revere, MA
    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, Februrary 7th

    8:00 am to 8:30 am:  Check-in and Breakfast
    8:30 am to 10:30 am:  Program
    Contact Information:
    Rich Cuthie
    Fees/Admission:
    FREE
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