Shane Olivea had the world by the tail. He was a successful football player at The Ohio State University and was then drafted by the San Diego Chargers. At the end of his rookie season he was worn down and in pain, and a teammate introduced him to his first opiate, Vicodin. His addiction was Read more »
Most company Safety Directors do not need to be reminded of the problems created by substance abuse in their workplaces. These challenges are present in every industry and are the leading cause of absenteeism, tardiness, lost productivity, and on-the-job injuries.
Since the legalization of recreational marijuana began in Colorado, the police have been searching for a method or device that would help them detect marijuana use in car crash victims. They’d like to obtain something as efficient as a breathalyzer that is used to detect alcohol. Their mission, as always, is to help keep Colorado’s Read more »
Substance abuse contributes to significant disruption in the nation’s workplaces. The leading contributor to absenteeism, tardiness, and on-the-job injuries, the growing presence of drug and alcohol misuse in the United States is not just a factor in widespread domestic problems.
Opioids, most commonly used as painkillers, are not only increasing addictions, but the death toll from overdose is growing at a frightening rate. According to an American Society of Addiction Medicine report, 33,091 people died from an opioid overdose in 2015. In 2016, one in 9 heroin deaths in the U.S. happened in Ohio. Since Read more »
Safety in the workplace is a top priority for all employers. It shouldn’t be top of mind for only those who have employees working in conditions that include potentially hazardous materials or heavy-equipment management. There are safety concerns every employer should have because they affect every workplace.
Substance abuse has been a growing problem in the United States in recent decades. Absenteeism, tardiness and on-the-job accidents are occurring more often, and these events are costing companies millions of dollars in productivity, Workers’ Compensation and liability costs. The abuse of drugs or alcohol affects employees noticeably whether they consume on the job or Read more »
It’s estimated that approximately 20–30% of college students are abusing amphetamines such as Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Focalin and Vyvanse. Also referred to as “academic doping” and “taking the study drug,” amphetamine usage may start out innocently enough when these students borrow or buy the drugs from a fellow student in order to stay up to Read more »