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April 2019

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

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

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

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

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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Mental Health: Eliminating the Stigma with Modern Assistance Programs

May 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Boston Quincy Marriott, 1000 Marriott Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
Free

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. During this training, we will learn how to define mental health disorders. We will talk about how to spot these signs and symptoms in other individuals and ourselves, and the next course of action. We will also talk about stress…

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NARCAN Training with the Boston Public Health Commission

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boston Quincy Marriott, 1000 Marriott Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
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Free

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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Peer-to-Peer: Support Programs in the Building Trades

May 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Boston Quincy Marriott, 1000 Marriott Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
Free

A highlight of the Building Trades Recovery Week, the Peer to Peer Panel will explore some of the best practices providing support for recovery for those in the building trades. Come hear from: Paul Greeley of the Carpenters Assistance Program Lou Mandarini III of the Massachusetts Laborers Benefit Funds Jonathan Ashwell of the Massachusetts Laborers Benefit Funds Jay Frasier of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103 Chris Brennan of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

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Recovery on a Local and National Level

May 2 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
IBEW Local 103, 251 Freeport Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
Free

Join BTEA for a reception to help close out Building Trades Recovery Week.  Featuring a distinguished group of speakers as they discuss various initiatives both locally and nationally that they are using to address substance abuse issues. Speakers include: Congressman Stephen Lynch, John McGahan of The Gavin Foundation, Jim Wahlberg of Mark Wahlberg's Youth Foundation, and Timothy Irving Regional Director of OSHA under the Department of Labor. Speaker Panel Jim Wahlberg - The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation John McGahan –…

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*Webinar* How Addiction Works in the Brain with Modern Assistance Programs

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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In this webinar, Jay Cary of Modern Assistance Programs will walk viewers 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…

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150 Second Stand Down for Recovery at 11:30 AM

May 3 @ 11:50 am - 11:52 am
Free

Join hundreds of employers and thousands of union members for an industry-wide stand down to raise awareness about substance abuse and recovery. In Massachusetts, 150 out of every 100,000 construction workers die an opioid-related death.  Construction workers are 6x more likely to suffer an opioid-related death than all other workers. Join our members, sponsors, and supporters as we conduct a 150 second (2.5 minute) stand down at 11:30 AM on Friday May 3rd, 2019.  We ask that everyone pause work…

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