Cambridge, MA – The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently announced they will host a free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. ET.
WCRI will discuss the findings from a recent study, Correlates of Opioid Dispensing, which identifies characteristics of injured workers and their employers that are associated with differences in opioid dispensing rates. NIOSH will highlight the comprehensive steps it is taking to assist workers and employers facing the opioid misuse and overdose crisis, and to protect first responders on the front line of the epidemic.
The following are among the questions this webinar will address:
- In what industries were injured workers more likely to receive opioids when receiving a prescription for pain medication?
- Does location of the injured worker have an impact on the likelihood of receiving opioids?
- What role did worker age and gender have on opioid dispensing rates?
- How does the type of injury impact the likelihood of receiving opioid prescriptions?
The WCRI study was authored by Dr. Vennela Thumula and Te-Chun Liu. WCRI received funding from NIOSH to support this study. All attendees receive a free copy of the slides and a recording of the webinar.