Newsletter: Opiods

August 15, 2022

Do you know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid use and misuse? Do you know what to do in the event of an overdose emergency? What about others on your safety team?

Join us for free online training Tuesday, July 19 (10-10:30 a.m.): Opioids and the Continuing Epidemic. Click here to reserve your virtual seat at the table.

Learn how to use Narcan in emergency-response situations with a free first aid reference guide from National Safety Council. Narcan, commonly known as Naloxone, is a prescription nasal spray used to reverse opioid overdose and treat breathing problems.

Download the NSC first aid app for your mobile device:

In the U.S., more than 100,000 people died from overdoses last year, according to provisional estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Impairment is a safety issue on the road and on the job.

The July 19 session will help prepare you to provide first aid in an emergency. You also can use free resources from the National Safety Council to address impairment in other ways:

Finally, share this one-minute video. You might save a life: Can You Spot an Opioid Overdose?

Rise Up

November 14, 2022

Visibility is reduced, depth perception and peripheral vision is compromised, and the glare of headlights from oncoming vehicles can temporarily blind you. In addition, you could feel tired or sluggish because you’re not used to this change. Your circadian rhythm – or body clock – needs time to reset, according to ScienceDirect. Tired workers and […]

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Reach Down, Lift Em’ Up

September 15, 2022

Impairment is not a new safety issue in the workplace. Alcohol and the use of other drugs, including marijuana and opioids, long have been on the radar. What’s new is more employers are taking a broader look at other causes of impairment, from fatigue and stress to mental health conditions. Some telltale signs of these […]

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Hop on The Safety Train

August 25, 2022

In 2020, nearly 30 traffic crashes involved vehicles and trains in Nebraska. according to police.  What you might not know is these incidents are all too common. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates a person or vehicle is hit by a train about every three hours. Nearly 1,000 lives are lost every […]

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