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Safety Sensitivity of Opioid Use in High Hazardous Industries Such as Agriculture

April 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

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Last updated on April 24th, 2024 at 09:57 am

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine released recommendations for opioid prescribing based on safety-sensitive occupations. Safety-sensitive work is typically classified as operating motor vehicles, modes of transportation, other heavy machinery, or tasks requiring high levels of cognitive function or judgment. Farm duties frequently demand the use of heavy machinery, and concurrent use of narcotics alongside safety-sensitive work can be dangerous. This training educates healthcare providers on how to assess occupational agricultural risks and corresponding patient guidance for those who are taking opioid medications.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify what classifies as a safety-sensitive occupation and why
  2. Describe the dangers involved with prescription opioid use and safety-sensitive occupations
  3. Understand how best to discuss with patients who have safety-sensitive occupations alternatives to prescription opioids
  4. Identify best practices for naloxone prescribing and use in a rural or agricultural setting
  5. Discuss implications of medication assisted therapies for Opioid Use Disorder in safety-sensitive occupations


Last updated on April 24th, 2024 at 09:57 am

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April 30, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
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Miss State Extension, PROMISE, SAMHSA, USDA