NH General Industry Roundtable: Businesses are Changing Lives Through the Workplace

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Red River Theatres

11 South Main Street #L1, Concord, NH 03301


Untreated addiction costs New Hampshire’s economy $2.36 Billion.  66% of that cost ($1.5 Billion) is incurred by businesses in the form of impaired productivity and absenteeism.  Led by Governor Chris Sununu, New Hampshire’s “Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative” (RFWI) promotes individual wellness for Granite Staters by empowering workplaces to provide support for people recovering from substance use disorder.  The Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative gives business owners the resources and support they need to foster a supportive environment that encourages the success of their employees in recovery.

There are currently 93 business participating in the RFWI in the State.  This initiative will provide businesses, trade organizations, healthcare professionals, and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources to help protect workers by raising awareness of physical well-being and mental health issues related to substance use disorders in the community and workplace.   

Presenters: Governor Chris Sununu; Galen Blanton, OSHA Regional Administrator; Shannon Breshaw, Director of Recovery Friendly Workplace