Working Toward Wellness Luncheon Series
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The WTW Luncheon Series is an opportunity for workplaces to learn more about relevant wellness topics, and network with local workplaces to share successes and learning opportunities.
Working Toward Wellness Luncheon Series 2019: Managing Opioids in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know
Speaker: Gillian Stager
Health Promotion Specialist, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
Date: June 26, 2019
Time: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Location: Caboto Club
2175 Parent Ave, Windsor, ON N8X 4K2
Cost: $35 per person
Includes a “Meet Smart” lunch
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 21, 2019 at 4:30 pm
For more information:
519-258-2146, ext 3200
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and the Working Toward Wellness Committee are pleased to present the 2019 Working Toward Wellness Luncheon Series. Come learn about the Windsor Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy, a community driven action plan that seeks to address substance use, and how attendees can play a role in responding to local needs.
The presentation will also provide information on opioids and their effects and associated health and safety risks. Including:
- Strategies on how to create a safer and healthier workplace
- Workplace policies
- Employee assistance programs
- The need for supervisor training to understand the signs of impairment
- Benefits of employee education on appropriate pain management
Locally developed resources on where to get help for substance use dependence will be discussed, along with information about the role and value of naloxone kits to prevent an opioid overdose in the workplace.
Plan to arrive at 11:00 a.m. There will be a number of information booths hosted by community partners to share information and resources that are relevant to workplace wellness programs. The first hour of the luncheon is intended for networking and resource sharing, to allow attendees to connect with other like-minded individuals to learn about strategies that they can implement within their own workplace.