Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey to Host Drug-Free Workplace Statewide Seminar

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The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) will turn its focus toward preventing substance use in the workplace at its annual Legal Issues of a Drug-Free Workplace Statewide Seminar, held in collaboration with Join Together Atlantic County and the Drug Enforcement Administration – New Jersey Division.

The free event, which is part of PDFNJ’s Drugs Don’t Work in NJ! program, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 16 at the Mays Landing Country Club, 1855 Cates Road, Mays Landing, NJ 08330. The meeting will include a sit-down breakfast.

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“Establishing drug-free workplace policies is vital to protecting New Jersey businesses and employees,” said Angelo Valente, executive director of PDFNJ. “The annual seminar provides businesses an opportunity to learn more about the emerging trends and issues that must be addressed in maintaining a safe and drug-free work environment.”

Speakers will include Nancy N. Delogu, Esq., of Littler, Washington, D.C., and Nicholas J. Kolen, Assistant Special Agent in Charge with the Drug Enforcement Administration – New Jersey Division.

Powell Stevenson of the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee will be honored with the Drugs Don’t Work in NJ! Founder’s Award, recognizing his leadership and advocacy for establishing and maintaining drug-free workplaces in the New Jersey business community.

The seminar will address the opioid crisis, prescription drug misuse, drug testing protocols, consequences of marijuana legalization on New Jersey workplaces, trends in workplace substance use and misuse and creating a comprehensive drug-free workplace policy.

Workplaces are not immune to the epidemic of drug-related deaths and addiction that has affected New Jersey and the entire nation. In fact, more than 70 percent of the 14.8 million Americans who misuse drugs are employed. In total, drug misuse costs U.S. business owners more than $140 billion every year.

To register for the Legal Issues of a Drug-Free Workplace Statewide Seminar, visit www.drugfreenj.org/ddw2018registration.

Founded in 1992, Drugs Don't Work in NJ! merged with the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey in 1999. Thousands of New Jersey businesses have benefited from the initiative by establishing and maintaining a safe working environment for their employees.

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