National Safety Council - Opioid Painkiller Fact Sheets

July 24, 2018

National Safety Council has put tremendous resources behind their efforts to educate and provide resources to support their mission:

The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

  • In 2016, over 4600 lives were lost across Pennsylvania to drug overdoses, 85% of which involved an opioid. 
  • To put this into perspective, Pennsylvania now ranks 4th in the nation for opioid overdoses.


Accidental overdose is a common phrase, but NSC is working to change the language to preventable death - because these overdose fatalities are preventable!

Review these resources so that you can educate yourself and share that new knowledge with your employees, family & friends.