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Opioids in the Workplace: What HR Needs to Know
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An understanding of Connecticut's opioid epidemic, how it affects HR, dispelling typical stereotypes about addicts, implications for FMLA, ADA, worker's compensation, and discrimination, as well as navigating policies, training and procedures to assist both the employer and the employee.

 Export to Your Calendar 1/23/2018
When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
4:45 PM
Where: Sheraton Rocky Hill
100 Capital Boulevard
Rocky Hill, Connecticut  06067
United States
Contact: Chapter Operations

Online registration is available until: 1/23/2018
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Opioids in the Workplace: What HR Needs to Know

The misuse of opioids, a group of drugs that includes heroin and prescription painkillers, has a devastating impact on public health and safety in our country and in the state of Connecticut.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 100 Americans died from overdose every day in 2010, and the problem continues to grow.

Connecticut has also seen an increase in accidental deaths with the vast majority due to opioids.  Last year, just over 720 people died accidentally.  In 2017, that number is expected to rise to over 1,000.

Join us for a fascinating look at this crisis and hear from our diverse panel of experts.  Information will be delivered in a Q&A format, with ample time for audience questions.

Michael Erdil, MD will discuss the current epidemic and what HR and business leaders can look for in their organizations for prevention and treatment.

David, a recovering addict, will give us a personal perspective and discuss how his opioid addition affected him and his career.

Holly Hinds
will discuss the breadth of the opioid crisis in the workplace and employer preparedness; potential business risks and liabilities that employees with opioid (and other substance misuse disorders) can create for their employers; and how a company’s culture, policies and language may act as a barrier to employees seeking help.

Lois Krause
will advise us as to best HR practices including compliance with FMLA, ADA, Worker’s Compensation, Discrimination, etc.  She will also touch upon proper training and what HR needs to know in order to prepare the rest of the organization, from the top down, to ensure any potential issues are handled properly and with sensitivity.

Doors open at 4:45 PM

4:45 PM –  Registration opens
5:15 PM  – Buffet dinner served
6:00 PM  – Chapter announcements
6:30 PM –  Presentation begins
8:00 PM –  Presentation concludes

Please note:  Inclement weather snow date will be Wednesday January 31, 2018.  In the event of a re-schedule, you will be contacted by HRACC via email


This session has been submitted to HRCI for re-certification credits and to SHRM for professional development credits

Members of HRACC Chapter - $40.00
HRACC Members in transition - $20.00
Guests and Future Members - $50.00

NOTE: If you are a member of HRACC, you must be logged in before registering in order to receive the reduced pricing
NOTE: If you are a member of any other Connecticut local SHRM chapter, email before registering to receive a $10 discount and pay the $40 HRACC members-only price.

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