Management of Psychoactive Substance Use in oil and gas companies

Buenos Aires, Argentina

ARPEL, through its Environment, Health and Safety Committee (CASYSIA) and its Occupational Health Project Team is working on management of psychoactive substance use, given the permanent challenge that it poses for oil and gas sector companies.

With this purpose, during the Seminar there will presented experiences and case studies from different oil and gas companies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Additionally, it will address a broad spectrum of topics, among which are highlighted strategies for promotion and prevention of substance use, how to address the industry specific risks, efficient management of detection and the strategies to support the employee after a problem is detected, regulation and legalization of substance use, contractor management, the approach from a labor relations point of view and cultural factors.

The Seminar will generate a high-level discussion among companies, national and international organizations, government agencies and other key industry stakeholders that will enrich the management of this complex issue.


• International regulatory trends and its approach from the company.

• Health promotion and substance use prevention strategies in the company, and the management of the industry specific risks.

• Substance use and psychoactive drugs management (marijuana, coke, medical prescription drugs)

• The role of labor unions in the implementation of prevention programs

• Most effective strategies and new technologies for detection and monitoring in companies

• Approach and support strategies for employee recovering


• Occupational health leaders from oil and gas companies such as ANCAP, BP, ECOPETROL, ENAP, EXXONMOBIL, PETROBRAS, REPSOL and SCHLUMBERGER, and also by professionals from international organizations, sectoral institutions, government agencies, laboratories and academia.


• Professionals from occupational health or preventive medicine areas working on prevention of psychoactive substance use in the workplace.

• Managers, chiefs or leaders of human resources and social responsibility areas.

• Professionals from national and international organizations and government officials working on regulation of this topic.

• Academicians and researchers.


Registration is free. However there are limited places.


Salón Jacarandá, Torre Madero, YPF - Macacha Güemes 515 - Buenos Aires, Argentina


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