BALTIMORE, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) has issued a set of guidelines to help employersmanage opioid use and abuse in the workplace as part of a new initiative it has launched to help remedy this important workplace and public health issue.
Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore
The guidelines, which were developed by the GBC's Health Care Committee, were made public for the first time today at a forum the GBC hosted at the University of Maryland BioPark featuring a panel of experts discussing current best practices for employers to manage opioid abuse in the workplace.
Many employers are being affected by the epidemic. A 2017 National Safety Council survey found that 71 percent of employers reported the opioid crisis impacts their workers, managers and resources. But only 19 percent said they were "extremely prepared" to deal with employees addicted or abusing opioids.
The forum and set of guidelines are part of an initiative that the GBC and its Health Care Committee are working on to help address this complex issue for employers in the Baltimore region and the state.
Read the GBC Guide: https://gbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Opioid-Abuse-guide.pdf
ABOUT THE GREATER BALTIMORE COMMITTEE
The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is a regional organization of business and civic leaders that includes businesses, nonprofit organizations and educational and civic institutions. It is the leading voice for the private sector in the Baltimore region on issues relating to economic growth, job creation, workforce development, transportation, the business climate and quality of life. The GBC's membership is comprised of over 500 member organizations, including large, mid-size and small companies, nonprofits, education and foundations in the Greater Baltimore region.
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SOURCE Greater Baltimore Committee
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