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Safety Council--Opioid and Drug Epidemic and How it Affects the Workplace
Opioid and Drug Epidemic
Please join Reba Terry, The Bridge Executive Director, and Scott Elam, The Bridge Chairman, as they speak on the Opioid epidemic in Cleveland/Bradley County. They will also provide information relevant to drugs in the workplace and how it impacts the economy both now and for the future.
The Bridge is an organization driven by coming to an understanding of how devastating opioid issues are to Cleveland/Bradley County and its families and the impact opioids are having on all aspects of our community.
Reba Terry currently serves as executive director of ATS (Awareness, Treatment and Sustainability)—The Bridge. Reba graduated from Lee College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, College of Social Work, with a master’s degree in social work in 1996. Since graduation, Reba as worked in various social work positions:
- Medical social worker at Bradley Dialysis Clinic
- Psychiatric social worker at Parkridge Valley Hospital in Chattanooga
- Social work case manager at Nancy’s House
- Executive director of The Caring Place 2005-2015.
Reba has been married to Herb Terry for 42 years. They have four children,10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Scott Elam is director of Safety and Risk Management for Wright Brothers Construction Company. He has worked in the construction field for more than 19 years, beginning with Kiewit Construction in Beaverton, Ore., to his present position with Wright Brothers in Charleston, Tenn. He has completed numerous industry-related courses and seminars to ensure a thorough knowledge of construction and associated Safety factors.
His career experience, from positions as an office manager, recruiter, quality control manager, field engineer, superintendent, and site safety, has culminated in a philosophy of balancing safety, quality and production. The goal of Wright Brothers is to establish a culture of accepting nothing less than zero accidents with a clear understanding that all accidents are preventable. Understanding the hazards and either protecting against them or eliminating them is at the root of their safety expectations. This philosophy carries over to his passion for ATS—The Bridge.
Please plan to attend this informative meeting and/or send a representative in your place.
Lunch will be provided.