Fentanyl and other opioids
These resources can help employers protect workers and respond to opioid-related events.
Fentanyl: Emergency Responders at Risk (NIOSH)
Information for first responders.
Preventing Occupational Exposure to Fentanyl (NIOSH)
Information for healthcare personnel.
Prevention of Occupational Exposure to Fentanyl and Opioids (NIH)
This is a set of slides to be used for training that includes instructor notes.
Illicit Drug Tool-Kit for First Responders (NIOSH)
Includes a PPE instructional video for preventing exposures.
Drug Fact Sheet: Fentanyl (Department of Justice/Drug Enforcement Administration)
A fact sheet describing fentanyl that includes steps for identifying it.
Fentanyl: The Real Deal (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
A video (6:40) that explains the dangers of fentanyl.
Responding to an Overdose
Naloxone Drug Facts (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
In-depth information on Naloxone and how it is used to reverse overdose.
Using Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose (CDC)
A factsheet on establishing a Naloxone response program at your workplace.
Responding to a Suspected Opioid Overdose (NIOSH)
How to respond to an overdose event in the workplace.