The opioid addiction and overdose crisis continues to impact our community as well as the workplace. Join us as we offer guidance from local experts to help employers prepare, both from the medical side as well as the compliance side. Michael D. Mendoza, MD, MPH, MS, Commissioner of Public Health for Monroe County, will discuss how opioid misuse is negatively impacting the community and what employers need to know to prepare themselves and their organizations to respond. Attendees will receive training from Dr. Mendoza in the administration of Narcan (nasal spray treatment for opioid overdose) and each will receive a free Narcan kit (a $140 value).
Also, Kimberly Harding, employment attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP, will discuss legal consideration for employers who are suffering the effects of the opioid crisis, including best practices for updating drug testing policies, accommodating requests for leave to get treatment, addressing performance deficiencies, handling employee or visitor overdoses at work, and how Good Samaritan laws may come into play.
Space is limited. Due to the level of anticipated interest, we request only one representative per company.
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Included in Rochester Chamber Membership; Members onlyMEETING LOCATION:
Five Star Bank
CityGate Branch - Flower City Community Room
395 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620* Parking for this meeting is available only in the Costco parking lot at the bottom of the hill. It is a short walk up the hill to the Community Room. Please do not park in employee-designated parking spaces (there are signs) or in the spaces in front or on the side of the Five Star Bank branch as those are for bank customers and employees! Exception: Those with handicap parking placards may park in the designated spaces near the building. If you don't have a placard but have mobility issues, please contact Kathy.Richmond@GreaterRochesterChamber.com and we should be able to accommodate you.