Employer Activities

Addressing Pain Management & Opioid Use/Abuse

Employer Activities & Insights: Employer Activities

Employers are faced with major challenges when it comes to managing pain in the workforce, and the overuse of opioids to address pain has compounded an already difficult situation. Following is information about how the opioid crisis impacts employers and actions some are taking to address the problem.

Opioid Overdose Epidemic: A Discussion Between CDC and the Kroger Co.
CDC Foundation

Joint Subcommittee Hearing Examines the Impacts of Opioids in the Workplace
Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, Feb 2018

Nearly Half of Employers Report Being Negatively Affected by Opioid Use
HR Daily Advisor, March 2018

How the Prescription Drug Crisis is Impacting American Employers
National Safety Council, 2017

Prescription painkillers and the workforce
National Safety Council, 2015

Yes, Employers Need to Begin Discussing the Impact of America's Opioid Crisis on Employees and the Workplace
HR Policy Association, June 2017

Employers Feel the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic
IFEBP, October 2017

As opioids hit the workforce, employers are forced to improvise
HR Dive, August 2017

The opioid crisis is creating a fresh hell for America’s employers
LinkedIn, July 2017