Handle with care.
The National Safety Council says the prescription painkiller epidemic poses a unique challenge for employers. These medications are powerful, highly addictive drugs that have the potential to cause impairment and increase the risk of workplace accidents, errors and injury. Over-the-counter medications, like sleep aids and cough medicine, also pose safety risks.
Read the drug’s label. It’s important for taking care of yourself and your family. It tells you what the medicine is supposed to do, who should or shouldn’t take it, as well as usage and safety information.
And that’s smart safety!
For additional information or guidance, contact your safety office.