Ulliance Well-Being Blog

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

New Year, New DOT Testing Panel Requirements

Posted by Ulliance on Apr 12, 2019 8:19:43 AM

Do you have DOT covered employees? If you do, starting 1/1/2018 DOT drug testing panel requirements have been changed to include synthetic opioids (hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone).  Some common names for these synthetic opioids include OxyContin, Percodan, Percocet, Vicodin, Lortab, Norco, Dilaudid and Exalgo.

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Topics: opioids, substance or alcohol abuse, Crisis in the workplace, drug testing

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

At Ulliance We Are the Faces of Complete Workforce Well-Being!

Posted by Ulliance on Jul 19, 2018 9:44:08 AM

Recently, Ulliance leadership was featured in dbusiness magazine as the Faces of Complete Workplace Well-Being.

For more than 30 years, Troy-based Ulliance has been helping companies create a culture of total well-being through comprehensive programs that improve business by enhancing people’s lives. The Ulliance employee assistance, wellness, and training programs; career transition services; organizational development; and crisis management support more than 1 million employees spanning 260 organizations worldwide — and they can assist yours as well.


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Topics: employee assistance program, financial wellness, sexual harassment training, wellness, healthy cooking, workplace, emotional problems, substance or alcohol abuse, help finding elder care services, corporate smoking cessation programs, workplace wellbeing

Defining & Understanding What a GOOD Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Really Looks Like

Posted by Ulliance on May 23, 2018 10:59:53 AM

What is an EAP and how can it help my organization and my employees? 

An employer-sponsored employee assistance program (EAP) is an intervention program designed to identify and assist employees in resolving personal and work problems that may be adversely affecting their life, such as marital, financial or emotional problems; family issues; or substance or alcohol abuse. EAPs may also offer a wide array of services covering basic legal assistance and referrals, adoption assistance, help finding elder care services, wellness programs and more. 

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Topics: employee assistance program, stress, opioids, addiction, healthy cooking, SAFETY, workplace, training, EAP, wellness programs, emotional problems, substance or alcohol abuse, help finding elder care services, harassment awareness training

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