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June 4, 2019
1:45-2:45PM

Working in the Opioid Epidemic

Thomas Hysler, Chief Medical Officer, Houston Area Safety Council

Location TBD

The opioid epidemic takes the lives of almost 50,000 Americans each year and has a huge impact on the workforce and employer. Many negative outcomes are present when you have workers taking opioids including financial impacts, decreased job productivity, injuries and fatalities. What are your obligations and rights as an employer dealing with a worker who is taking opioids either transiently or in an addictive manner? This workshop focuses on providing the industry with the knowledge and resources to combat this devastating epidemic. Understanding the cause, impact, and solutions are key to protecting yourselves and ensuring a safe workplace.

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2019-06-04 13:45:00 2019-06-04 14:45:00 America/Detroit Working in the Opioid Epidemic The opioid epidemic takes the lives of almost 50,000 Americans each year and has a huge impact on the workforce and employer. Many negative outcomes are present when you have workers taking opioids including financial impacts, decreased job productivity, injuries and fatalities. What are your obligations and rights as an employer dealing with a worker who is taking opioids either transiently or in an addictive manner? This workshop focuses on providing the industry with the knowledge and resources to combat this devastating epidemic. Understanding the cause, impact, and solutions are key to protecting yourselves and ensuring a safe workplace. Location TBD