June 4, 2019
Working in the Opioid Epidemic
Thomas Hysler, Chief Medical Officer, Houston Area Safety Council
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.