Safety and Health Council of North Carolina

A non-profit association preventing injury through
safety education and training since 1960!

Opioids: Tackling the Crisis in Our Workplace and Community

We are in the midst of an opioid crisis. Nearly half of all U.S. opioid-related deaths involve prescription medication, and yet 33% of people prescribed them don’t know what they’re taking. But this is not only a social problem – U.S. employers are losing $10 billion annually from absenteeism and lost productivity due to opioid misuse. Your workplace is affected. Healthcare costs for employees who misuse or abuse prescription drugs are three times higher than for an average employee.

This training will provide specific tools and materials to the safety or human resource person responsible for dealing with the opioid issue in your workplace.

Seminar Agenda:

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Opioids: What they are & how they work
  • How North Carolina’s opioid crisis impacts your workplace
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Drug Testing

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch provided

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Impaired Driving
  • Identifying and treating an overdose
  • Specific strategies to prevent abuse

Seminar attendees will receive a USB flash drive packed with infographics, videos and a variety of training resources that you can put to use immediately in your workplace.

2019 Class Dates:

$95 Member   $125 Non-Member

6 MESH Hours