New Insights into the Opioid Crisis and Work: Important Information for Workers and Employees (Non-CHLP)

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November 6, 2018
10:00 - 11:30 am PST / 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

This special presentation of the The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health Webinar Series focuses on new research at the important intersection of work and the nation’s opioid crisis. It features national experts from The Center for Construction Research and Training, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the NIOSH Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies. The presenters will share their latest insights related to the risks of opioid use, misuse, and overdose in worker populations. This webinar presentation will explore critical insights into potential work-related antecedents and risks factors for opioid misuse, the latest data on opioid overdose by industry and occupation, and primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention methods and interventions. The presentation will also provide an introduction to the NIOSH Response to the Opioid Crisis framework, helping to address the challenges facing our nation’s workers and workplaces related to opioids.