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April 2019

*Webinar* Guide to Building Trades Recovery Week

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join the staff of the Building Trades Employers' Association (BTEA) as they provide a general overview of the Building Trades Recovery Week. Associate Executive Director John Ferrante will discuss the ongoing issues with substance abuse including the opioid epidemic and it's impact on the construction industry. Director of Labor Relations Thomas S. Gunning will provide a basic rundown of the week's agenda highlighting the various educational opportunities and programs being provided by the BTEA and various sponsors.   Register directly…

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Building Trades Recovery Week Kickoff

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IBEW Local 103, 251 Freeport Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
Free 402 spots left

Join the Building Trades Employers' Association at IBEW Local 103 to kick off Building Trades Recovery Week.  This event will feature an all-star lineup of leading voices from the construction industry and all across the spectrum of addiction care. We will also feature a dual keynote by Mayor Marty Walsh and hear about Chris Herren's experience as a leading advocate for substance abuse treatment and recovery.   Speakers: Thomas S. Gunning III – Opening Remarks John Christian – Modern Assistance…

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Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors with Contractors Risk Management

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Boston Quincy Marriott, 1000 Marriott Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
Free 10 spots left

Contractors Risk Management (CRM) is a premier safety consulting firm working with construction employers throughout New England. The Reasonable Suspicion Training covers all required elements for commercial driver supervisors under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. In addition, this training ensures that all persons designated to supervise employees will receive at least 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and receive at least an additional 60 minutes of training on controlled substances use. The training will be used…

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How to Make an Effective EAP Referral with Modern Assistance Programs

April 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Boston Quincy Marriott, 1000 Marriott Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
Free 45 spots left

Modern Assistance Programs (MAP) is a major employee assistance program for many of the local building trades.  Join them for a presentation on the stigma of mental health disorders and how they could be better handled in the construction industry. This 60-minute training will provide an introduction to Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and how referrals can be made. Modern Assistance  will discuss the different types, key components such as who is eligible, what services are offered and how they can…

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Employer Opioid Survey with National Safety Council

April 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Boston Quincy Marriott, 1000 Marriott Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
Free 53 spots left

Come hear about new results from a National Safety Council employer survey on how opioids, marijuana and other drugs are impacting workplaces across the country, along with some of the actions you can take and resources you can use to make your workplace safer. This informative, interactive session will leave you with concrete measures to reduce injuries and save lives, both on and off the job.

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*Webinar* High Times: Navigating a Drug Free Workplace in the Age of Recreational Marijuana

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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During this one-hour webinar, Attorney Philip Siegel of Hendricks, Phillips, Salzman, & Siegel P.C. will provide a broad overview of the various medical marijuana use laws around the country with a focus on recent changes in Massachusetts.  We will discuss the various protections such medical marijuana use laws may provide to employees, and we will provide a roadmap on how to navigate through the difficult issues which arise with an employee using medical marijuana.  We will discuss what an employer…

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Labor Management Panel on Substance Abuse and Recovery

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boston Quincy Marriott, 1000 Marriott Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
Free 44 spots left

The Labor Management Panel will present some ongoing best practices across the industry about how to proactively manage and support individuals in recovery.  Come learn how BTEA Member, Dave Argus of Karas & Karas Glass and Shawn Nehiley of Ironworkers Local #7 help those in recovery get back on their feet and get back to work while staying sober. In addition, Jim Morgan, President of Worcester Air will discuss the benefits of utilizing a drug testing program and what he…

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NARCAN Training with the Boston Public Health Commission

April 30 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Boston Quincy Marriott, 1000 Marriott Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
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Free 53 spots left

The Boston Public Health Commission, the country’s oldest health department, is an independent public agency providing a wide range of health services and programs. It is governed by a seven-member board of health appointed by the Mayor of Boston. They will present a Narcan training educating attendees on overdose prevention. The training includes: Background information surrounding the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts and Boston Factors that increase an individual's risk for overdose How to identify the signs and symptoms of overdose…

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May 2019

Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors with Contractors Risk Management

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Boston Quincy Marriott, 1000 Marriott Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
Free 59 spots left

Contractors Risk Management (CRM) is a premier safety consulting firm working with construction employers throughout New England. The Reasonable Suspicion Training covers all required elements for commercial driver supervisors under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. In addition, this training ensures that all persons designated to supervise employees will receive at least 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and receive at least an additional 60 minutes of training on controlled substances use. The training will be used…

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How Addiction Works in the Brain with Modern Assistance Programs

May 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Boston Quincy Marriott, 1000 Marriott Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
Free 61 spots left

Jay Cary of Modern Assistance Programs will walk attendees through his dramatic presentation on substance addiction and how it can affect the brain of the user. During this training we will learn about the Limbic system, (pleasure circuit) of the brain and its role in addiction. We will discuss the development of the “disease model “and some of the key experiments early on in addiction research. We will discuss how these experiments helped to shift scientific opinion away from seeing…

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