Five Prevention Strategies to Mitigate the Abuse of Construction’s Drug of Choice

Denise Gillin Construction, News

This is an excerpt of an article by Gary Clevenger MS, CSP, CRIS, RRE, the national risk control director, construction at CNA Insurance. To read the full article >>>   What can a construction employer do to thwart opioid abuse among its workers? These five prevention strategies can help: Educate employees about responsible prescription opioid use— Inform your workers about the potency of these drugs, how they work, any drug interactions and how they can become addictive. Understand risk factors surrounding opioid use, such as doctor shopping and physician dispensing. Provide support and a robust return-to-work program for injured employees— Your employee’s immediate supervisor can help prevent any further injury to the worker by refocusing his/ her injury away from …