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3 Proactive Steps to Combat Opioids in the Workplace

Posted by Ulliance on Jun 21, 2019 1:21:17 PM

Opioid Addiction Can Threaten Your Workforce ► Counter low productivity, higher health care costs, and distracted workers with these 3 steps.

The opioid crisis in the United States touches people from all walks of life. Every economic class, every race, every profession.

As opioid prescriptions increase, so, too, does addiction, abuse and overdose deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control, opioids were involved in 47,600 overdose deaths in 2017, accounting for 67.8 percent of all drug overdose fatalities. Employers across the country are working to curb the misuse of prescription opioids. With more employees falling victim to addiction, employers are seeing lower productivity, higher health care costs and fewer qualified
job applicants.

As more employees become addicted to opioids, manufacturing employers face a particularly high threat— given the risks associated with workers operating machinery and the environment of a manufacturing facility.

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Topics: opioids, substance or alcohol abuse, Compliance, drug testing

Jan/Feb 2019 Issue of dbusiness, Detroit's Premiere Business Journal - Ulliance

Posted by Ulliance on Jan 7, 2019 11:08:16 AM

 


Just in case you missed it ► The Ulliance featured ad in the dbusiness magazine Jan/Feb issue
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Topics: employee assistance program, workplace, resources, training, EAP, HR, Compliance, #RiseAbove

Seeing Through the Smoke — Now that Prop 1 has Passed What Happens to Workplace Policies?

Posted by Ulliance on Nov 5, 2018 11:41:08 AM

DON'T GET CAUGHT IN THE WEEDS.

Now that the law has passed in Michigan to legalize the use of marijuana, workplaces need to be prepared to and have revised drug policies in place.

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Topics: workplace, substance or alcohol abuse, workplace wellbeing, anti-discrimination, Compliance, Marijuana in the workplace

Is Your School District Prepared for Crisis Response?

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Sep 12, 2018 10:47:21 AM

Your handling of an incident is critical when a school staff member faces criminal charges.

Talking to children about tough subjects is difficult, even when there’s time to plan and prepare the message. But when crisis events force the discussion to take place, it can be even more challenging to spring into action and say the right thing.

Leaders in a public school district found themselves in such a position: A long-serving substitute teacher was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal sexual conduct investigation.

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Topics: EAP, Crisis in the workplace, Compliance

3 HR Compliance Trends to Watch

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Jul 26, 2018 9:14:49 AM

Workplace laws that benefit the employee are changing

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Topics: sexual harassment training, workplace, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment training, HR, Compliance

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