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Bob Petrucelli Keynotes Opioid Discussion at DC Chapter Leadership Meeting

AGC MA CEO Bob Petrucelli will be leading a discussion on Chapter Best Practices at the annual Chapter Leadership Conference in Washington DC on September 23, 2019. AGC MA has received national attention for its role in advancing industry awareness over the past year concerning the Opioid epidemic within the commercial construction industry and has been asked to highlight the outreach efforts and recent accomplishments. 
 
In 2019 AGC MA:
 
Hosted a major construction industry Opioid Awareness Summit in January.
 
Organized an industry meeting with state Secretary of HHS, Mary Lou Sudders in February
 
Launched a first in the nation "Opioid Stand Down Day in June
 
Created the new AGC MA HR Committee Opioid Employer Resource Guide, the 
AGC MA Safety Committee Opioid Stand Down Planning Kit & Safety Training & Prevention Guide & Social Media Tip Sheet

 
Published a new  Opioid Resource webpage on the AGC MA Website dedicated to assisting Members on assisting employees
 
Petrucelli will be leading the panel with the AGC of Washington State CEO and the National Building Trades Council Director of Safety and will share best practices with other AGC Chapter elected leaders and key staff on how to assist member firms get help for their employees. 
 
Two major lessons learned from 
AGC MA efforts is 
 
1.) Start with a strong Safety Plan to reduce unsafe job site conditions and practices to prevent unnecessary injuries and 
 
2.) The need to de-stigmatize the scourge of addiction so impacted employees can get the help they deserve.