The Opioid crisis impacts all of our communities, and creates enormous challenges. Join the Chamber of Commerce along with the Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse (RCASA) and Community Impact Team (CIT of North Reading) to discuss scenarios that affect businesses along with numerous resources and best practice recommendations.
8:00 am - Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:10 am - Status of Substance Misuse & Workplace Impact
8:20 am - Community Resources including local community coalitions and Interface, a free referral service available to Reading and North Reading businesses that connects individuals to quality mental health supports.
8:30 am - Protocols to protect the safety, health and wellbeing of employees and the business environment
Example 1: Do you have a policy in place that addresses substance misuse and protects the health, safety, and wellbeing of your employees? How do you reduce risk? How do you intervene?
Example 2: Did you know that an opioid overdose has occurred in almost everyone public restroom in Reading? Do your employees know how to maintain their safety following an incident including universal precautions?