The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a virtual tool kit for First Responders on how to protect themselves from exposure to illicit drugs.
The tool kit includes short training videos and sharable infographics that cover protection when illicit drugs may be present and when they are present, what PPE to wear, and how to decontaminate themselves and their equipment.
The first video shows body cam footage that shows what happens when an officer is exposed to illicit drugs like fentanyl and provides recommendations on how other officers and responders can prevent it from happening to them.
The second video emphasizes how to properly don and doff personal protective equipment (PPE).
Click here to access the Virtual Illicit Drug Tool-Kit.