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February Joint Meeting:
Philadelphia Section AIHA/
ASSE Philadelphia Chapter/
Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council
“The Opioid Crisis and The EHS Professional”

Wednesday, February 21st
Maggiano’s (200 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA)

It goes without saying that we are currently in the midst of a crisis involving opioids. It is estimated that more than 100 Americans die after overdosing on opioids every day, and that the Philadelphia area is an epicenter for this issue. Over 80% of the overdose deaths in the Philadelphia area involve opioids, and there were three times more opioid deaths than homicides in the city in 2016.

It also goes without saying that this crisis may be affecting our workplaces. What can we, as EHS professionals, do to protect our workplaces and to help our co-workers? What can be done to ensure the safety of our first responders, who are on the front lines of this important issue?

Please join us for a joint meeting of the Philadelphia Section AIHA, Philadelphia Chapter ASSE and the Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council on Wednesday, February 21st as we learn more about this subject. Our speakers will include Dr. Mike Cirigliani (Penn Medicine/Fox 29 News),
speaking on opioids and their effects; Deputy Chief Dennis Merrigan (Philadelphia Fire Department), speaking on “Fentanyl and First Responders: Deadly Impact”; and Hoyt Emmons (Med-Tex Services), speaking on“Substance Ab/Use: Reasonable Suspicion and Program Essentials”.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this meeting.



7:30 AM: Registration/Breakfast/Networking Opportunity

8:15 AM: Introductions

8:30 AM: Opioids (Dr. Mike Cirigliano (Penn Medicine/Fox 29)

9:30 AM: Break/Networking Opportunity

9:40 AM: Fentanyl and First Responders: Deadly Impact (Dennis Merrigan: Philadelphia Fire Department)

10:40 AM: Break/Networking Opportunity

10:50 AM: Substance Ab/Use - Reasonable Suspicion and Program Essentials (Hoyt Emmons: Med-Tex Services)

11:50 AM Q & A/Adjournment

Meeting Fee: $30 (includes buffet breakfast)

Pre-registration for this meeting is required; we will NOT be able to accept walk-in attendees on the day of the event, due to headcount limitations. Pre-registration will end when all available spaces have been filled.

Pre-registration for this meeting MUST be made via the ASSE Philadelphia Chapter web site. Attendees can pre-pay the meeting fee via credit card, or can just pre-register and pay at the door on the day of the event (cash, check or credit card).

For more information, please click here to view/download our February 2018 meeting announcement.

See the events calendar below for information on upcoming Philadelphia Section AIHA meetings.

Dates/Topics in RED are tentative; meeting details and registration info will be emailed to local section members when available.





Event Information

September 2017

- - -

Meeting rescheduled: Ethics webinar made available to members

October 2017

- - -

No meeting planned

November 2017

Thursday, November 16th

Industrial Hygiene: Selected Subjects (EMSL Analytical: Cinnaminson, NJ)

December 2017

Friday, December 1st

2017 Northeast Regional Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition

(Westin Forrestal Village: Princeton, NJ) (Presented by the Metro NY Section AIHA;
co-sponsored by the Philadelphia and New Jersey Sections AIHA)

January 2018

Thursday, January 18th

"Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed North American Headquarters: A Living Laboratory"
(Saint-Gobain/CertainTeed: Malvern, PA)

February 2018

Wedensday, February 21st

Joint Meeting with Philadelphia Chapter ASSE:
"The Opioid Crisis and the EHS Professional "
(Maggiano's - King of Prussia, PA)

March 2018

Date TBD

Ignite!-style short presentations by Local Section Members
(Location TBD)

April 2018

Date TBD

IH/EHS Legal Issues
(Location TBD)

May 2018

May 21-23

AIHce 2018 (Philadelphia, PA)

June 2018

Date TBD

End-Of-Year Social Event (Location TBD)


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