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Prescription Drug Employer Resources

"According to new provisional data from the CDC, drug overdose deaths between April 2020 and April 2021 topped 100,000, marking a record number of lives claimed in a 12-month period.

While the NationalSafety Council (NSC) is grieving the loss of so many lives, NSC is also dedicated to turning this aggressive wake-up call into motivation for employers to use every resource available to keep workers healthy and safe...

The employers’ role is a universal gap NSC identified. Seventy-five percent of employers have been directly impacted by employee opioid misuse, according to NSC surveys. Only 17% feel very confident that they can address the problem effectively. In response, NSC developed several resources including an employer toolkit and a one-hour eLearning course to equip supervisors and safety professionals with the ability to recognize and respond to perceived impairment in the workplace..."

(Article shared from FSMMag.)

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