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Opioids & Other Drugs at Work: An Increasing Challenge for Employers

October 11, 2018
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
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Eau Gallie Yacht Club
100 Datura Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

Companies and organizations of all sizes have an important role promoting the health and safety of employees and managing risks in the workplace. Employers who have strong workplace policies, education, health bene­fit programs and well-trained managers create safe and healthy environments in which both employees and business thrive.


Drug overdoses have surged past workplace violence, exposure to toxic chemicals and even traffic accidents as the fastest-growing cause of death on the job, according to a 2017 government report. The number of fatal overdoses from illicit drug or alcohol use in the workplace increased 32 percent to 217 in 2016 from 165 in 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in December 2017.


While the numbers represent a small fraction of the 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2016, overdose fatalities have increased by at least 25 percent annually since 2012, according to the labor statistics bureau. The growth rate was the fastest for any category of fatal workplace injuries tracked by the bureau during that time.


This presentation will focus on the challenges facing employers and employees as related to drugs and alcohol.

Key learning objectives include:

  • Identifying challenges HR managers may face in regards to illegal and illicit drug use or alcohol misuse
  • Using Supervisor training to more readily identify and prevent workplace drug related incidents
  • Insuring the privacy of employees and that their rights are protected
  • Developing a plan to help employees get needed help before and after substance abuse issues arise



Tom Fulmer, CPCT, is the Vice President of Business Development for National Drug Screening, a nationwide leader in employer drug testing and top provider of drug testing, training, & TPA/Consortium software. Tom writes articles for National publications, conducts corporate training programs, and speaks at conferences. In 2017 and 2018, he won “Best Customer Service Leadership Training Program” LEAD awards and in 2018, he also won a National top 10 LEAD award for “Best Sales Leadership Training Program”. Tom also conducts training for collectors, employers, and sales and customer service teams.



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