Opioids in the Workplace | WOSU Radio

Opioids in the Workplace

Sep 27, 2017

The nation’s opioid crisis has been described as the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history. The crisis has permeated businesses across Central Ohio to treat work-related injuries or conditions protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

A May survey of employers by the National Safety Council found that 71 percent have felt the impact of prescription drug abuse at work.

This hour will discuss cost of opioid addiction and the workplace.


  • Deborah A.P. Hersman, President and CEO, National Safety Council
  • John Hanna, Pharmacy Program Director, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
  • Steve Loewengart, employment law attorney, Fisher Phillips
  • Dee Mason, founder and CEO of Working Partners Systems, Inc.