06 Nov What employers need to know about opioids in the workplace – Herald (11/06/2018)
LYNNWOOD — The Snohomish Health District’s new initiative is aimed at helping employers deal with the opioid epidemic.
It’s a topic that isn’t routinely discussed at the water cooler or in the corner office, said Heather Thomas, the district’s public and government affairs manager.
That’s despite the fact 25 percent of businesses describe themselves as “extremely unprepared” to deal with prescription drug misuse. The percentage is even higher among employers with fewer than 1,000 workers, according to a recent National Safety Council study.