Tag: opioids in the workplace
With opioid-related fatalities in the U.S. at an all-time high, a new National Safety Council initiative aims to equip workplaces with lifesaving tools and training.
Unintentional overdoses at work increased by 12 percent in 2018—the sixth consecutive annual increase and a reflection of the broader opioid crisis facing the nation.
More than a third have experienced absenteeism or impaired worker performance, and 31 percent have had an overdose, arrest, a near-miss or an injury because of employee opioid use, according to NSC survey.
A new survey by The Hartford shows opioids are having a growing impact on the workplace, and urges employers to take action now.