Opioids in the Workplace

Homeless man drug and alcohol addict sitting alone and depression

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. Learn more about the specific steps NIOSH is taking to approach this challenge.

Total Worker Health® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Page last reviewed: April 13, 2020