Overdose deaths caused by prescription opioids continues to grow in Maryland. From January through June 2016, 210 prescription opioid deaths were recorded in Maryland – a 10-percent increase over the first six months of 2015, according to the Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene.
As Maryland’s largest writer for workers’ compensation insurance, Chesapeake Employers Insurance believes tackling the issue
of opioid drug-abuse and addiction is important on all fronts, which includes helping to promote the prevention message in your workplace. We encourage you to start the conversation, educate and make your employees aware of the life-threatening dangers associated with taking prescription opioids.
Chesapeake Employers Insurance has created a “STOPioid Drug Addiction Prevention Message Kit”
for the workplace. The kit includes:
These items can be emailed or copied (for your internal training, employee newsletter or serve as a pay check flyer/stuffer)
The kit can be ordered for free by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional links and resources:
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
CDC – Centers for Disease Control