Drug Overdoses Surpass Car Accidents as Leading Cause of Accidental Death

If you think opioids aren’t an issue in your workplace, consider recent data from the National Center for Health Statistics that show deaths due to drug overdoses have surpassed traffic accidents as the number one cause of accidental death in the United States. With numbers like that, it would be naive to think there aren’t co-workers among us who struggle with an opioid addiction. On top of the devastating human toll, employers need to think about the impact opioid abuse has on medical cost, productivity, worker safety, and absenteeism. How can you address opioids in your workplace? Join our October 10 webcast to learn about emerging best practices and actions you can take to combat opioid abuse.

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