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Waging a Counterattack on Opioids in the Workplace and at Home

Safety Lunch and Learn
Waging a Counterattack on Opioids in the Workplace and at Home 
The opioid crisis is waging a war across the U.S. According to the National Safety Council, approximately 75% of workplaces are affected by this crisis. The number of Americans dying of overdoses grew dramatically during the pandemic. More than 105,000 Americans died of overdoses between October 2020 and October 2021, with 70% being the result of opioids.
According to the Health Institute, Colorado experienced a 38% increase in drug overdoses in 2020 vs. 2019. Construction workers and extended families are disproportionately at risk for soft tissue injuries at work and home (athletics/sports) and from orthopedic, dental, and general medical surgical procedures. Join us to learn how to protect your workforce and your family from opioids through practical and proven first-exposure prevention strategies.
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the mental and physical effects of chronic pain, learning alternatives to opioids, and opioid-sparing protocols.
2. Assess the human and financial consequences of opioids in the workplace, including absenteeism, presenteeism, Workers’ Compensation, and Employee Medical Health Benefit claims.
3. Learn how Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols optimize surgical outcomes in work- and/or home-related cases.
4. Discuss recommendations, resources, and tools available to help companies and families address the risk of opioids, including eight practical first-exposure prevention strategies.
Cal Beyer VP, Workforce Risk & Worker Wellbeing Holmes Murphy
Brand Newland CEO & Co-Founder Goldfinch Health
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 9:00am to 10:15am

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