When: Monday, Sep 24, 2018, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Plumbers’ Local 12 (1240 Mass Ave, Dorchester)

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The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Training Program (WTP) is conducting a series of interactive listening meetings across the country to learn about the impact of the opioid epidemic on workers and the workplace. The goal is to learn from participants what is happening in a broad array of affected industries and occupations and to identify training needs, gaps and opportunities. NIEHS WTP funds worker training consortiums across the US that provide occupational safety and health training to workers on hazardous materials, protection from exposure to infectious diseases, disaster preparedness and response, and related topics.

NIEHS in cooperation with MassCOSH and other co-sponsors is conducting this listening meeting to gather input in learning about current workplace opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and related training. A discussion on the availability and quality of training to protect emergency responders, law enforcement, lab technicians and environmental service workers from occupational exposure to fentanyl and related drugs will also be part of the agenda.