Construction Industry Opioid Awareness Week - Employee/Member Assistance Programs

July 26, 2018

Studies document that it is in an employer’s best interest to identify opioid abuse and to support confidential access to treatment. Employer sponsored treatment is a cost-effective solution.  Replacing an employee costs an employer between 25 percent to 200 percent of its annual compensation. These costs do not include the loss of company knowledge, continuity and productivity.

Seventy percent of all U.S. companies and 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies purchase Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) because these employers understand that EAPs improve the company’s bottom line.

Resources included:

  • Outline article on the benefits of an EAP/MAP Program from the National Safety Council
  • MAP Overview resource from Lytle EAP who provides MAP services for participants in the Iron Workers of Western Pennsylvania Benefit Plans