Ontario Providing Free Naloxone Kits in Workplaces
Life-saving kits required to be on hand in at-risk workplaces by June 1 2023
The Ontario government just published a news release announcing workplace requirements for naloxone kits and training.
“On June 1 2023, at-risk employers will be required by legislation to ensure their workplaces have life-saving naloxone kits and workers are trained on how to use them.”
Businesses with questions about their responsibilities under the legislation are encouraged to visit Ontario.ca/workplacenaloxone
Opioid overdoses and deaths are a public health crisis affecting many working Canadians. Workers in the trades are particularly vulnerable to opioid addiction and the harms it can cause. IHSA’s FREE Call to Action webinar, Opioid Crisis in the Trades: Moving Beyond Awareness to a Plan of Action, can help get your organization thinking about strategic ways to start addressing the opioid crisis in the trades. We also offer a safety talk on Opioids in the trades to help supervisors start the conversation about opioid use with their workers, by explaining the risks and identifying controls.