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    Fentanyl and the Workplace Seminar

    Fentanyl and the Workplace Seminar

    Tuesday, May 21st
    10:00am – 12:00pm

    Macon Occupational Medicine (MOM) recognizes the importance of education and training in fostering a healthy workplace environment. That’s why we are proud to continue our tradition of offering annual Drug-Free Workplace seminars. Given the prevalent coverage of fentanyl-related incidents in the media, we believe it’s imperative to address this topic as we bolster our efforts in substance abuse prevention.

    Drugs Don't Work No community or business is immune to the devastating impact of the opioid crisis. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, there has been a staggering 55.9 percent increase in all drug overdose deaths in Georgia from 2019 to 2021. Notably, opioids, particularly fentanyl, have emerged as a significant driver of this alarming trend. Over the same period, fentanyl-involved overdose deaths surged by 218.4 percent. Additionally, stimulant-related overdoses have been on the rise in Georgia. Shockingly, nearly 70 percent of all opioid-involved overdose deaths in 2021 were linked to fentanyl. Looking ahead, fentanyl overdoses now stand as the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18-45. This highly addictive substance accounts for a substantial proportion of the nation’s drug overdose fatalities in recent years. As stated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), “fentanyl is the single deadliest drug threat our nation has ever encountered.”

    Given these alarming statistics, it is incumbent upon us to take comprehensive measures to safeguard our employees from this dangerous drug.

    We are honored to welcome Chris Manning, Associate Executive Director of the Council on Alcohol and Drugs, as our guest speaker. With his extensive, experience working with businesses, government agencies, and non-profits, Chris is adept at navigating the complex landscape of drug-free workplace issues.

    This workshop aims to empower supervisors to:

    • Make informed, long-term decisions to safeguard their workforce.
    • Gain insights into industries most impacted by the opioid epidemic
    • Reinforce the importance of documenting reasonable suspicion, conducting drug testing, and implementing Drug-Free Workplace programs.
    • Access additional resources available to support companies in their efforts.

    Our informative seminar will be in the Central Georgia Technical College “I” Building, Quad A. We look forward to welcoming everyone on Tuesday, May 21st. The seminar will begin at 10:00 am and end by 12:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. The link to register is below.


    Should you have any questions regarding the seminar, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jonathan Pitts at jpitts@maconoccmedicine.org or (478) 751-2930.


    Click Here To Register!

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