Opioids and Work
Opioids are medications that reduce pain but carry serious risk of misuse. Workers in occupations which face risk of injury are in greater danger of opioid or other substance use, overdose, or death. These at-risk workers and other populations often lack the necessary resources and education to protect themselves.
This refresher module is an awareness-level training tool designed to address the impact of the opioid crisis on workers, the workplace, and the community. Training on the use of Naloxone (Narcan) for treatment of an opioid overdose is an optional activity.