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The Cost of Substance Abuse in the Workplace

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Connecticut Department of Labor

200 Folly Brook Boulevard

Wethersfield, CT 06109

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Connecticut’s Recovery Friendly Employer Initiative

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According to the National Safety Council “The typical worker misses about two work weeks (10.5 days) annually for illness, injury or reasons other than vacation and holidays. Workers with substance use disorders, however, miss nearly 50% more days than their peers, averaging nearly three weeks at (14.8 days) a year. Workers with pain medication use disorders miss nearly three times as much – nearly six weeks (29 days). Most of these extra days of missed work are associated with illness and injury, adding up to more than 22 days annually. Workers in recovery who report receiving substance use treatment in the past and have not had a substance use disorder within the last 12 months miss the fewest days of any group – even the general workforce – at 9.5 days.”

This seminar will begin with a discussion about the costs of substance abuse to Connecticut’s employers and the current laws surrounding substance abuse in the workplace. This includes drug testing and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) considerations. Connecticut is one of several states to receive a National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant to aid individuals and employers affected by the crises. As a result, the Connecticut Department of Labor and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services are in the process of creating an Employer Friendly Workplace initiative and Toolkit. Employers, business leaders and legal professionals are encouraged to attend and provide input toward this initiative.

Date: February 19, 2020

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Connecticut Department of Labor

200 Folly Brook Boulevard

Wethersfield, CT 06109

To register, interested individuals may visit the event’s URL at: https://substanceabuseworkplace.eventbrite.com

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mark A. Stankiewicz at (860) 263-6518 or via email at mark.stankiewicz@ct.gov.

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