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Opioid Addiction is an Epidemic and Medical Marijuana is Coming Soon – How Could This Affect Your Workplace

  • Brennans's Party Center 13000 Triskett Road Cleveland, OH, 44111 United States (map)

Opioid Addiction is an Epidemic and Medical Marijuana is Coming Soon – How Could This Affect Your Workplace


Mark Clendenin

Regional Business Development Manager

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
January 15, 2019

Luncheon Meeting – 11:30 a.m. til 1 p.m.

Brennan’s Party Center

 13000 Triskett Road, Cleveland, 44111


According to recent reports, employers lose nearly $80 billion annually due to reductions in employee productivity, and increases in absenteeism, accidents, and health costs due to drug abuse and addition.  Moreover, four of five heroin addictions originated from use of prescription drugs.  In 2007, the America’s Health Ranking Study indicated that there was a 75% increase in drug deaths from 14 to 25 deaths per 100,000 of population.  What are the social and economic effect on both the employer and the community, and what opportunities are available for corrective actions?

 Mark Clendenin will review the BWC’s perspective on this, as well as discuss strategies that have already been implemented.  The BWC is not a newcomer to these issues, having implemented counter-addiction and drug-free strategies for many years.  His discussions will focus on: opioid impact on workers’ compensation, BWC administrative initiatives, and Employer Programs available.

 Mark Clendenin is the Regional Business Development Manager for Northeast Ohio and serves as an ambassador for BWC’s CEO/Administrator.He works across NE Ohio on not only educating employers on issues and opportunities as they relate to workers’ compensation, but also collaborating with them on strategic solutions.

For those who chose to pay at the door, you may pay only by cash or check, no credit cards will be accepted.  All attendees must make their payment on or before the meeting, members cannot request to be invoiced.  Anyone making a reservation and do not attend without making a proper cancelation will be charged for the meeting.  This meeting qualifies as 1 of the 10 meetings that are required under the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.   

IMPORTANT – For your organization to receive credit for attending the meeting you must stay until the end.   If you leave early, your organization may not receive credit for the meeting.

Earlier Event: January 9
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