The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new virtual toolkit to help first responders reduce their exposure to fentanyl and other illicit drugs. The toolkit provides resources to help keep first responders safe when arriving on a scene where illicit drugs, including fentanyl, are present or suspected to be present.
Security professionals tend to have their fingers on the pulse of their organization, though it’s not always easy to track potential workplace risks when there are few, if any visible red flags. Could you or your security team spot the red flags presented by an employee at your company that was be considering suicide? Would […]
As a security leader, it’s important to be ready for any emergency, and that includes preparing for weather emergencies. So, when that dreaded alert from the National Weather Service pops up on your computer or phone: “Area Flood Warning” predicting storm activity such as high winds and heavy, sustained rainfall for your area, will your […]
The ongoing opiate crisis continues to have dramatic impacts on communities across the country, and first responders increasingly find themselves walking into unknown and potentially dangerous situations. The use of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl (and its analogs) as alternatives to or additives in street drugs is one factor elevating that risk. The National Institute […]
New research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) shows that the working age population, persons aged 15-64 years old, accounted for 95% of drug overdose deaths in 2016.
Talk about timely. With extensive recovery efforts under way across the country, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is offering a new software platform called ERHMS Info Manager®. Its purpose, according to NIOSH, is to track and monitor emergency response and recovery worker activities during all phases of response following a natural […]