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Our Conferences are Canceled: Now What? Opioid Abuse and Workplace Injuries

Black McGowan, Director of Ergonomics Research, on video call

In this month’s installment of “Our Conferences are Canceled: Now What?” Director of Ergonomics Research Blake McGowan explains that there’s a connection between musculoskeletal disorder injuries and opioids abuse. Watch.

To combat the opioid crisis, EHS professionals need to:

  • Understand there is a connection between poor ergonomics and the opioid crisis.
  • Resource the problem to match the magnitude of the burden.
  • Follow proven ergonomics methods to implement solutions to reduce workers’ exposure to risk factors.

For more session summaries, watch “Ergonomics Truths and Myths.”

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