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Drug free workplace workshop to be held at WSCC

Posted on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 9:20 am

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Business owners and human resource professionals are invited to a free workshop on establishing a drug-free workshop. The workshop runs from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on May 15 in the Duggins Foundation Room of the Dr. Jack E. Campbell College Center on Walters State Community College’s Morristown campus.

 “This workshop will show employers and human resource officials the steps that should be completed in establishing a drug-free workplace,” said Connie O’Vercum, coordinator of professional development and employer training at Walters State’s Center for Workforce Development.

 O’Vercum said the workshop is meant to provide information and those attending do not have to commit to a policy.

 “Those attending this workshop will leave with knowledge of how to identify and respond to substance abuse problems in the workplace. We’ll also discuss drug-related statistics and talk about the effect substance abuse has in the workplace,” O’Vercum said.

 Speakers include Lance Wheaton of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Wheaton is the program coordinator for the drug-free workplace initiative under the workers compensation division. Camille Griffin will also lead a session. She is president of C.H. Griffin and Associates, a company providing consulting services in this area. The company also specializes in Department of Transportation drug testing at the federal level.