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Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health


Opioids in the Maryland Workplace:
Challenges and Solutions

Monday, November 5, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
Feinstone Hall 

Download the Program with agenda and speaker bios. 




Learning Objectives


8:30 a.m.Registration Check-in and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.


Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD, Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

9:05 a.m.


Clifford S. Mitchell, MS, MD, MPH, Director, Environmental Health Bureau, Maryland Department of Health

9:20 a.m.

Keynote Address

The Honorable Kelly M. Schulz, Secretary, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

9:50 a.m.

Panel 1: Defining the Problem — Medical, Legal, Ethical, Fiscal, Regulatory Issues

Moderator:  Darrell VanDeusen, Esq., Kollman & Saucier, P.A.


  • Terrence J. Artis, Assistant General Counsel, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights
  • Joyce Walker-Jones, Esq., U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Lawrence A. Richardson, Jr., Esq., Maryland Chamber of Commerce
  • Robert K. White, MA, LCPC, University of Maryland Medical System
10:50 a.m.Break
11:00 a.m.

Panel 2: Emerging Trends and Innovations

Moderator:  Marianne Cloeren, MD, MPH, University of Maryland School of Medicine


  • Rebecca L. Jones, RN, MSN, Health Officer, Worcester County
  • Linda Carter Batiste, J.D., Job Accommodation Network
  • Chris Trahan Cain, CIH, Center to Protect Worker Rights
  • Wayne J. Creasap II, The Association of Union Constructors
12:10 p.m.Lunch (provided)
1:15 p.m.

Breakout Groups (Feinstone Hall, W7023, W2015)

Participants will be assigned to breakout groups. Each group will have a cross-section of disciplines and will address the following questions:

1:30 p.m.   What are the most important challenges/barriers to optimal
                   management of opioids in the workplace?

2:00 p.m.    What are the most important/significant opportunities or best
                    practices to achieve optimal management of opioids?

2:30 p.m.     Rank and order priorities

3:00 p.m.Breakout Group Reports
3:45 p.m.Wrap-Up and Next Steps
4:30 p.m.Adjourn


Please contact Mary Doyle at or 410-955-0423.