Tag: Opioid Crisis

Workplace wellness

Getting a Grip on the Opioid Epidemic and Substance Abuse in the Workplace

October 15, 2019

Via: HR Hero

As an HR manager, do you have a protocol for what to do if someone overdoses on the premises? What is your plan for when a coworker informs you that another employee has been high on the job? Do you […]

Workplace wellness

How Business Leaders Can Address the Opioid Crisis in the Workplace

May 30, 2019

Via: Spark

Opioid misuse doesn’t stop at the door of the business. Statistical evidence suggests there could be an opioid crisis in the workplace. Sixty percent of businesses experienced at least one workplace issue arising from prescription opioid drug misuse or abuse, […]

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When Employees Claim to Be Addicts—What, if Anything, Should Employers Do?

December 4, 2018

Via: HR Hero

With the rise of opioid and other drug addiction in the US today, employers have to wonder—is it possible one of my employees is dealing with addiction? In the final article of a three-part series, Littler shareholder Dale L. Deitchler […]

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64% of HR pros don’t feel equipped to help co-workers addicted to opioids

December 3, 2018

Via: HR Dive

The workplace is carrying much of the weight of the current drug epidemic. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers show that drug overdose is the fastest-growing cause of death at work, bypassing violence, traffic accidents and toxic-chemical exposure. Opioid overdoses […]

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Opioid Crisis: Keeping the Workplace Drug-Free and ADA Compliant

May 31, 2018

Via: HR Hero

The opioid epidemic is affecting workplaces across the country. Because opioids can be lawfully prescribed (but are increasingly abused), employers must tread carefully when taking adverse action against opioid users to avoid running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act […]

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How Can HR Head Off the Opioid Crisis?

March 27, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Yesterday we heard from Ian Cook, Head of Workforce Solutions at Visier Analytics, about handling the opioid solution in the workplace. Today we’ll look at some of his suggestions including fact based conversations and planning ahead. Step 2: Have fact-based […]

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State Chamber Fights Workplace Addiction With Employer Opioid Toolkit

March 22, 2018

Via: Workforce

Nearly 50,000 Americans lost their lives to opioid-related overdoses in 2016. Compare that figure to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which recorded 43,000 deaths during its peak in 1995, or the entire Vietnam War, which saw 58,000 U.S. soldiers die. Needless to […]


The Opioid Crisis and the Workplace

March 12, 2018

Via: HR Hero

The National Safety Council (NSC) has begun its nationwide road tour through areas of the United States that have been heavily hit by the opioid crisis. As part of that campaign, they have taken ownership of the Celebrating Lost Loved […]