The Heroin/Opioid Epidemic

The heroin/opioid epidemic is not only affecting our families and communities, but our workplaces as well.  As public employees, hazards associated with opioid use are becoming more common as the epidemic grows. Employers must put protections in place to ensure a safe and healthy workplace against the associated hazards such as exposure to workplace violence and bloodborne pathogens.

Click here to download  The Heroin Opioid Epidemic Fact Sheet

Resources for Addiction Help

More Informational Sources on Heroin/Opioid Use and Addiction

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/opioids/heroin.html

http://www.heroin.ws/Heroin-Street-Slang.htm

Naloxone Information

https://www.narcan.com

https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/naloxone

Bloodborne Pathogen Information

OSHA-BBP Employer Requirements

OSHA BBP – PPE-Factsheet

Hepatitis A, B, C Information

osha3186Model Exposure Control Plan

Workplace Violence Prevention Information

www.cseany.org/osh/violence