Ohio's employers are asking what they should do about the opioid problem in their own workplaces. The Ohio Chamber of Commerce convened a task force to explore the options. One recommendation coming out of the task force was for employers to be armed with a toolkit of resources to be better prepared to prevent and respond to the problem. With the help and expertise of a member company, Working Partners®, and financial support from member company, Anthem, we have developed the Opioid Toolkit containing several resources free of charge to any company that is doing business in Ohio.
ONLINE COURSE: A Dose of Reality for Employers - A toolkit to help mitigate the risks associated with Ohio’s Opioid crisis.
This 5-module course (13-16 min. per module) gives an overview of the legal and operational issues an employer must consider in dealing with an employee’s use of opioids and other substances. The modules include best practices around how, when and why to drug test; how to handle a situation if the employee confesses or is discovered to be using harmful substances; and much more. Although each module contains valuable information, it is not necessary that they be watched in order or in their entirety.
We have partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to provide the Sharing Solutions online resource hub. This is an online portal that empowers businesses across the country to help combat the opioid crisis. For more information, additional resources and to learn how to share your business's story, please visit sharingsolutions.us.
Ohio Co-Rx/Naloxone: For those patients whose opioid dosage is a daily average of 50 MED or greater, physicians shall consider offering a co-prescription of Naloxone to combat an unintended overdose. For more information, click here.