Opioids in the Workplace

Updated March 1, 2023

The effects of opioid use and misuse are not isolated to work or home environments, and the potential for opioid use disorder may be preceded by injuries that happen in the workplace, with the consequences affecting both an individual’s working life as well as their home life.

By using Total Worker Health® principles, NIOSH is developing solutions to help workers and employers facing this crisis in their communities. about the specific steps NIOSH is taking to approach this challenge.

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Explore More Information Outside of NIOSH

         CDC Opioids Portal


         MMWR Opioid Reports


         Naloxone Training and Resources

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