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AIHA to Convene Panel to Address Opioid Exposure to First Responders

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FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association announced it will hold a panel discussion at the AIHceEXP2018 conference on May 22, 2018, to address the serious risk of opioid exposure for first responders.

This panel will raise awareness about the precautions first responders must take when responding to medical emergencies and investigating illicit drug activity. 

Awareness and action are key to protecting the firefighters, EMTs, nurses, doctors, law enforcement, crime lab technicians, and others who are put in harm’s way by opioid exposures. Speakers include a first responder, an occupational safety expert, a federal safety researcher, and a member of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. 

What:    Panel Discussion - “Mitigating Opioid Exposure Risks to First Responders: What’s Been Done, What’s Left to Do & How You Can Help” – OPEN TO THE PRESS
Where: AIHceEXP2018, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

When:   8:00 am – 9:00 am, Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Who:      Adam K. Thiel, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner
                  Kemp Chester, Associate Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
                  John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
                  Steven E. Lacey, PhD, CIH, CSP, AIHA Past-President
                  Donna S. Heidel, CIH, FAIHA, AIHA Board Member

In addition, AIHA has created a new coalition designed to educate policymakers on the need to protect workers from exposure to opioids and to promote effective policies that reduce opioid exposure risks. 

 

 

 

 

 

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