The Quiet Epidemic in Work-Place Injuries

Medical Emergency at Work
Medical Emergency at Work


Drug Overdose Epidemics 1970-2005

























“We don’t know what the numbers are for work related injury,” said MR Schor.  

“My guesstimate of what the numbers may look like for work related injuries (in Massachusetts):

  • Fifteen to twenty five deaths per year from unintentional overdose
  • One hundred fifty to two hundred fifty hospitalizations for overdose
  • Fifteen hundred to two thousand injured workers dependent or addicted to opiates in the Commonwealth (at  risk)


Unintentional Drug Deaths by State 2007





ABLE.Associates is committed to helping maintain a safe workplace for our clients.  Each year, we attend claims and risk management seminars in cooperation with our MA and RI insurers.  ABLE drug tests each new and reactivating candidate before hiring.  We also drug test every employee who reports a work-related injury.



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