Does your firm need to have a Naloxone kit on site?

I got this article (below) that acted as a reminder of Ontario employer obligations under the updated OHSA regulations  I’ve include the article and the provincial site providing more detail and locations where you can get your free kit (most pharmacies).

Does your workplace have a naloxone kit? Are you legally required to have one?

In light of the opioid crisis, the Ontario government passed Bill 88, Working for Workers Act, 2022 ( Act ), which amended, among other things, the OHSA to prescribe the inclusion of naloxone kits in select workplaces.

The OHSA now requires an employer who becomes aware, or ought reasonably to be aware, that there may be a risk of a worker having an opioid overdose at the workplace to provide and maintain a naloxone kit in the workplace.


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