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Prescription Opioid Abuse in the Construction Industry: Risk Factors and Solutions

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Michael Kim , PhD, MPH, Analytics Director, CNA 
Category: AQC, Training and Education  
Opioid abuse is a real and emerging risk in the construction industry.  It is estimated that 15.1 percent of construction workers across various specializations have engaged in illicit drug use, including both illegal and legal prescription drugs. This webinar provides a high-level overview of the prescription drug abuse epidemic, addresses the risk factors and then provides actionable solutions.

  • Provide an overview of the prescription drug abuse epidemic 
  • Discuss the impact of opioid abuse on construction
  • Address the risk factors of opioid abuse
  • Provide solutions to avoid return-to-work pitfalls 
PowerPoint Presentation(PDF)

 Mike Kim is an Analytics Director within CNA’s Actuarial Department, where he contributes to the Strategic Research and Economic Modeling Group. Mike's work focuses primarily on CNA's healthcare strategy including claim analytics related to medical liability and workers’ compensation.  Mike is also a CNA representative and expert panel member for the National Safety Council’s Prescription Drug Overdose Initiative. Mike received his B.A. in Biology and Master of Public Health from Brown University and he received his Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins University.

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