The Daily Herald Business Ledger hosts Newsmakers' Forums several times during the year, with leaders in key areas offering views on their industries in a "meet the press" format and, in the fourth quarter, experts in various fields providing a business and economic outlook. Subsequent issues of The Business Ledger will cover these sessions in depth.
FEB. 22: THE OPIOID CRISIS AND THE WORKPLACE
The Drake Oak Brook Hotel
2301 York Road, Oak Brook
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sponsors: Amita Health, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
A panel of experts will discuss the widespread abuse of opioid drugs in the community and its impact of the workforce and in the workplace.
Opioid issues in the workplace can include: drug-free workplace policy, understanding the law for prescription drug use at work, signs of impairment and abuse, safe handling, operating machinery and driving while using opioids, and impact on workers' compensation.
Lunch is included in the $45 event fee.
Future Newsmakers Forum topics include:
Women in the C-Suite -- April 26
Cybersecurity -- June 21
Banking & Finance -- September 20
Business Outlook 2019 -- December 6