Navigating the Seas of the Opioid Crisis and Evolving Marijuana Laws
News of the national and local health crisis from opioid addiction has permeated the media for a few years. The underreported aspect of this crisis, at least until recently, is the impact on employers. Some 10 to 12 percent of U.S. workers are under the influence of drugs on the job according to 2015 data from the federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. Those numbers are likely higher in certain industries, particularly construction, manufacturing and trucking.
More than 70 percent of employers are feeling the direct impact of prescription drug misuse in their workplaces, according to the National Safety Council. The opioid crisis costs employers...read Beth Rattigan's complete article in Enterprise.