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  • National Safety Council Report: Prescription Pain Medicine -- A Fatal Cure for Injured Workers

    The National Safety Council (NSC) has developed the attached report, Prescription Pain Medicine -– A Fatal Cure for Injured Workers, to educate employers on how they can protect injured workers while decreasing their liability. The report, which examines recent court decisions in which injured workers died on an overdose of pain medications prescribed to treat their workplace injuries, recommends that employers and workers’ compensation insurance providers require workers’ compensation and network providers to use opioid prescribing guidelines issued by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

    NSC has graciously given ACOEM permission to post this report.


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