The typical worker misses three work weeks (15 days) annually for illness, injury, or reasons other than vacation and holidays. However, workers with substance use disorders miss two more weeks annually than their peers, averaging nearly five weeks (24.6 days) a year. The National Safety Council offers resources for employers to reduce stigma, increase worker retention, and create caring workplaces.
This toolkit includes sample policies, fact sheets, presentations, safety talks, posters, white papers, reports, videos, and more, so you can implement a workplace program on opioids.
National Safety Council Substance Abuse Disorder Cost Calculator: a simple-to-use calculator showing the costs associated with not providing employer-led support for substance abuse disorders in the workplace, and the corresponding benefits.