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ADOBE CONNECT PANEL DISCUSSION:  STRESS AND OTHER CONCERNS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, April 9, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT, via Adobe Connect at https://itcdhqnasa.acms.com/nasa-hpwf/

Contact:  Janine Scoville, 321-867-2423, janine.e.scoville@nasa.gov

The Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer (OCHMO) invites you to attend a 60-minute informal and interactive panel discussion with three of NASA’s top-notch professional Employee Assistance Program (EAP) mental health clinicians.  Dr. Terry Sterry (Marshall); Anika Isaac (Johnson), and Porter Pryor (Stennis/Michoud) will discuss challenges being faced by NASA employees during the pandemic.  The unknown duration of this crisis, the new teleworking environment, and the potential change in family dynamics are some of the topics to be discussed.  The recorded webinar will be available for on-demand viewing at a later date at: https://inside.nasa.gov/health4life/presentations_archive

 Also, here are resources for mental health:  https://inside.nasa.gov/health4life/coronavirus

 


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Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, which is a chemical compound extracted from the flowers and buds of the hemp (cannabis sativa) plant, has increased in popularity as a result of the claims that it is a natural remedy for common ailments such as chronic pain and anxiety. There are no standards governing the manufacturing of products containing CBDs; however, products that contain pure CBDs typically has less than 0.3% of the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant associated with the sensation of feeling “high.” The lack of standards means there are CBD products being marketed that contains a sufficient level of THC to cause a positive drug test result. Please be aware that, the use of any compounds or substances not approved by the FDA cannot be used as a legitimate medical explanation for a positive drug test result.

As a reminder, the use of illegal drugs by federal employees is not permissible under any circumstances, regardless of state and/or local laws; this includes the use of Marijuana or products that contains THC for recreational and/or medical purposes.

NASA is authorized to conduct pre-employment testing of any individual who will occupy a testing designated position (TDP) and Random testing of employees who occupy a TDP. All employees are subject to testing under provisions for reasonable suspicion and post-accident and/or unsafe practice testing regardless of the TDP designation of their position.

For more information about NASA’s Drug-Free Workplace Program, please see the NSSC Drug Testing page at https://www.nssc.nasa.gov/drugtesting.

 

 


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