In Philadelphia and across the country, opioid over-prescription, abuse, and overdoses are common. The “opioid epidemic” is a complicated problem with many causes and no single solution. We believe that more attention should be drawn to the role of occupational health and safety in this epidemic. Many people are exposed to opioids due to work related injuries and pain. We are interested in exploring and promoting workplace safety and workplace centered addiction treatment as ways to reduce the impact of opioid abuse.