Starting June 1, 2023, the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) will require employers to provide and maintain naloxone kits in the workplace if the employer becomes aware, or ought reasonably to be aware, that there may be a risk of a worker opioid overdose at a workplace where that worker performs work for the employer.
Those employers must also ensure that, at any time there are workers in the workplace, the naloxone kit is in the charge of a worker who:
- works in the vicinity of the kit, and
- has received training to recognize an opioid overdose, to administer naloxone and to acquaint the worker with any hazards related to the administration of naloxone.
Ontario’s Workplace Naloxone Program
For a limited time, Ontario’s Workplace Naloxone Program will provide initial support to employers who are required to comply with the naloxone requirements in the OHSA by providing free naloxone training for up to two workers per workplace and/or one free nasal naloxone kit per workplace.
Rescue 7 Inc is a proud program training provider for the Ontario Workplace Naloxone Program. Our role is to support employers that are required under the OHSA to provide a naloxone kit in their workplace by offering free workplace naloxone training for up to two workers.
Each employer who is required to comply with the OHSA requirements (an “Eligible Employer”) may register for a maximum of free training for two workers per workplace where compliance will be required (an “Eligible Workplace”)
Multiple workplace locations
If you have multiple Eligible Workplaces that meet the OHSA requirements for naloxone, you are eligible to register additional workers for training for each Eligible Workplace location.
Multiple registrations/orders for the same workplace location will not be funded through Ontario’s Workplace Naloxone Program.
Register for Training
Eligible Employers will be required to attest at time of registration that they have not previously registered for or received free training through Ontario’s Workplace Naloxone Program for the Eligible Workplace location requested.