Maintaining a Safe & Productive Workplace While Responding to Employees’ Changing Needs
The Chamber, in collaboration with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will host Hancock County Safety Council, featuring a presentation titled “Maintaining a Safe & Productive Workplace While Responding to Employees’ Changing Needs” on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. This webinar costs $10 to attend.
The main speaker is Karen Pierce, Managing Director for Working Partners®. In this session, attendees will learn about drug trends currently impacting the workplace and workforce, how the COVID-19 pandemic is influencing these trends, how these trends can impact drug-free workplace policies and operations, best-practice strategies to prevent and respond to related challenges, and new resources and opportunities (including grants) available to employers. This activity has been approved for HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) and PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
Karen Pierce is the Managing Director of Working Partners®, a training and consulting firm specializing in helping workplaces minimize the risks associated with substance misuse. Working in the alcohol/drug profession since 1982, Karen initially specialized in treatment and prevention services and spent the past 27 years consulting with businesses and communities around drug-free workplace issues. She received an undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and Masters’ degrees in Social Work & Public Policy & Management from The Ohio State University. She directed the state’s Drug-Free Workforce Community Initiative and served on the Board of Directors for Prevention Action Alliance, Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio’s (ADAPAO) Prevention Think Tank, and several statewide alcohol/drug task forces including Ohio’s Prevention Round Table. She has received several distinctions for her work in the prevention field including the “Excellence in Prevention” and “Prevention Advocate” awards presented by Ohio’s Prevention Association.
The Hancock County Safety Council is co-sponsored by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Safety & Hygiene Division, and holds regular meetings to increase awareness of a safe environment in the workplace.
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