Law requires opioid information

A new law will encourage employers to provide employees with information about the risks associated with opioid use.

Act 57 of 2021 amends the Workers Compensation Act to require employers who have a certified safety committee as part of their workers’ compensation program to include the opioid information.

Employers may receive a 5% discount on their workers’ compensation insurance premium if they establish a certified safety committee.

Under Act 57, an employer would need to share material with employees about the risks associated with opioids as part of their safety committee in order to be certified and receive the discount.

The bill, sponsored by state Sen.Wayne Langerholc, R-Cambria, received unanimous support from both the Senate and the House of Representatives.


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