The 30th Annual EAP Conference “Drugs and Alcohol at Work – Risks, Controls, Resources” will take place on Wednesday 10th October 2012 in the Convention Centre, Irish Financial Services Centre, Dublin. The Conference will be opened at 8.30 am by Maurice Quinlan, Director, EAP Institute.
This conference will feature presentations from Employment Law Advisors, Behavioural Health Specialist in the Aviation Sector, Experts in Toxicology and Laboratory Drug Testing on the health and safety implications of intoxicants in the workplace.
The invited speakers and session chairs are:
Niav O’Higgins, Solicitor, Partner and Head of Construction and Engineering Group, Arthur Cox & Co., Dublin, Ireland
Paul Hoover, Aviation Behavioural Health and EAP Consultant, USA.
Esther Lynch, Legislation and Legal Affairs Officer, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Dublin, Ireland.
Helen Vangikar, Independent Toxicology Consultant, President, European Workplace Drug Testing Society (EWDTS), London, UK.
Dr Mark Piper, Toxicology Manager, Randox Testing Services, Crumlin, Co. Antrim, UK.
Frank Cunneen, Chairperson, Workplace Safety Initiative, Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation, Dublin, Ireland.
Michelle Peate-Morgan, Head of Acuman Facility Management’s Quality, Environmental Health and Safety Department, Dublin, Ireland.
The speakers will address current topics on workplace intoxicants, defined as drugs and alcohol, including the legal framework under The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, combatting alcohol abuse and alcoholism in the US aviation sector and the Trade Unions position on negotiating drug and alcohol policies.