Opioids in the Workplace: Field Investigations

Field Investigations

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The NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Program has been working to better understand work-related exposures and potential health risks among emergency responders (including emergency medical service, fire-fighting, and law enforcement personnel) and other groups of workers impacted by the opioid crisis.

Fentanyl Resources

New Final and Interim Health Hazard Evaluation Reports


The Health Hazard Evaluation Program helps employees, union officials, and employers learn whether health hazards are present at their workplace and recommends ways to reduce hazards and prevent work-related illness. Evaluations are done at no cost to the employees, union official, or employers.

Page last reviewed: June 15, 2018