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WNYCOSH, COEM, and CORNELL ILR Host Forum on Opioids and Work

Opioid Bottle and Doctor Prescribing

The workshops are free but registration is required.

Buffalo, NY. Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health, ECMC Clinic on Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and the Cornell University School for Industrial and Labor Relations are sponsoring three workshops on opioids in the workplace. Join for one or all of this 3-part series on how increased use of opioids has impacted workplaces and what can be done. These workshops are relevant for Health & Safety representatives, healthcare and Human Resource professionals, union members & leaders, employers or employees.

Three Part Series

  • Thursday, February 2, 2023, 10-12pm ET, Register here: https://bit.ly/3hxIzZk  
    • Why Opioids are a Workplace Issue, Nellie Brown, MS, CIH, Director of Workplace Health & Safety
      Programs, Cornell University ILR School
    • Extent of the Opioid Epidemic, Cheryll Moore, ECDOH Opioid Program Director
  • Thursday, February 16, 2023, 10-12pm ET, Register here: https://bit.ly/3WerQcm 
    • Opioids and Workers Compensation, Dr. Amrit Singh, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician, ECMC
    • Workplace Policies on Prescription Drug Use, Dr. William Sonnenstuhl, Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Organizational Behavior, Cornell ILR School
    • Opioids and Mental Health Concerns
  • Thursday, March 2, 2023, 10-12pm ET, IN-PERSON, UAW, Local 9, 35 George Karl Blvd, Williamsville, NY 14221 Register here: https://forms.gle/UmvB8K123HrE2H2v8
    • Narcan (Naloxone) Training, Free training, overdose recognition tips, Narcan administration, and access to Narcan kits.

Reach out to BBC@WNYCOSH.ORG with any questions.