New NIOSH toolkit for Protecting First Responders from Illicit Drug Exposure
A new virtual toolkit from NIOSH is intended to help protect first responders from exposure to illicit drugs. Illicit drugs include fentanyl, opioids, cocaine, cannabinoids, methamphetamines, heroin, cathinone, etc.
This free resource features sharable training videos, infographics, and postcards for first responders who are at risk for exposure to illicit drugs. It provides several recommendations for limiting exposure such as:
- Wearing proper personal protective equipment for illicit drug exposure
- Not touching your eyes, nose, and mouth if you suspect the presence of illegal drugs
- Washing hands with soap and water – not an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Supporting DQE Products
Sentry Shield QP
Box of 30 Kits
Quick personal protection kits for a minimal exposure response where fentanyl or other hazardous opioid substances may be present.
Sentry Shield SP
Box of 20 Kits
Standard personal protection kits for a moderate exposure response where hazardous opioid substances may be present.
Sentry Shield EP
Extra illicit drug protection kits for a moderate exposure response where hazardous opioid substances may be present.