Featuring our exciting guest speaker: Assistant DEA Special Agent in Charge, Michael Gannon, will briefly talk about the alarming overdose deaths rates across the U.S. from lethal drugs. Are you testing for them??
It is estimated that employees with substance use issues are significantly less productive, three times more likely to take a sick day, five times more likely to file a workers’ compensation claim, and comprise 65 percent of those who experience on-the-job accidents. One of the most effective ways to keep a workplace safe and productive is the implementation and enforcement of a comprehensive and current drug testing program. Unfortunately, many employers are testing for substances based on trends that existed 10, 20, or even 30 years ago. It’s time to update!
Join us on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT as addiction specialist and former drug counselor, Ryan West, discusses the most common drugs of misuse in 2022, including those that will NOT show up on a standard 10-panel or DOT 5-panel drug test. Attendees will also learn the types of drug tests and their advantages, and know exactly which drug panels they should add based on current drug trends.
Credentialed HR Professionals will receive 1.0 continuing education credit!
Ryan West began working in the chemical addictions field in 2007 as a clinical evaluator, counselor, and workplace consultant for a regional drug and alcohol treatment provider in Pennsylvania. Over the past nine years, Ryan has helped hundreds of organizations, from international to local, modernize their drug and alcohol policies, drug testing procedures, and drug training and awareness programs. Ryan currently serves as the Director of Corporate Training and Business Development for ARCpoint Labs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology and a master’s degree in psychology with an industrial-organizational concentration. He is also a published author on the subject of workplace substance use and impairment, a designated drug and alcohol educator by numerous Substance Abuse Professionals, an active member of IndySHRM, and President-Elect for EAPA Indiana.
As the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASCA) of the DEA Indianapolis District Office (DO) in the Chicago Field Division, Mr. Gannon oversees DEA operations across Central and Southern Indiana, to include the management of three DEA field offices and a staff of employees since March of 2019. Mr. Gannon began his law enforcement career in 1998 as a Police Officer with the North Providence, Rhode Island Police Department. He is very passionate about drug prevention and educating members of the community about lethal drugs which are destroying communities throughout the Midwest and the United States. ASAC Gannon seeks to build coalitions with members of the community and the media to spread awareness and encourage all citizens to get involved and make a difference in someone's life.