Sep 09 2021


10:00 am - 11:30 am

PY 2022 Kick Off Meeting of the Ross County Safety Council

Regina Bond of Working Partners will be back with us to discuss an important topic relating the current hiring challenges:   “Employer Perspectives on Hiring & Retaining People in Recovery”.

Employers are struggling to find and retain healthy, safe and productive employees.  And there are serious problems taking seed amongh the workforce during these unprecedented times.  Event before the stresses of 2020, American workers testing positive for illicit drugs hit a sixteen-year high in 2019/  And since then, drug overdose deaths have risen, almost a third of adults report drinking on the clock, and over half of the country has suffered at lease one negative mental health effect from Covid-19 related stress.  This has led to a lot of talk about the benefits of hiring individuals in recovery and how the workplace can be a powerful place to prevent and respond to the harmful use of substances.  Yet, these concepts may bubble up feelings of concern and apprehension from some in the business sector.  Employers need to understand what a recovery-supportive workplace looks like and that it is attainable (and good for the bottom line).


1.  Increase awareness of the perceptions of businesses around substance misuse, disorder and treatment

2.  Increase understanding of how offering assistance to an employee fits within a best-practice DFWP program

3.  Increase awareness of the elements of a recovery-supportive workplace


Registration is required to receive the meeting link.  If you do not receive the meeting link with a few minutes of registering, call or email Wendi Bennett at the Chamber Office 740-702-2722 of

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