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Opioids and Fentanyl: Preventing Occupational Exposure to New Threats


7/10/18 12:00 pm to 7/10/18 1:00 pm CDT

Event Description

Fentanyl represents one of the strongest opiate drugs that has transitioned from medicinal to illicit use. At 50 to 100 times the potency of morphine, even very low exposure levels can be dangerous, especially when unknowingly contracted. During this webinar, we will discuss common and uncommon exposure routes and how to ensure emergency responders, law enforcement officers and others on the front lines of the opioid epidemic are fully protected.

Key topics will include:

  • Opioids and Fentanyl – How to identify the threats
  • Exposure methods and range of symptoms – be ready for the unexpected
  • Worker protection - Ensuring emergency responders are safe, secure and able to perform critical tasks
  • Get the facts – straightforward data, CDC/NIOSH standards
  • Q&A


Derek Warneke, Vice President, Ansell

Derek Warneke is Vice President of Research and Development for Ansell’s Healthcare Global Business Unit with combined responsibilities in quality assurance and regulatory affairs. He has close to 20 years’ experience in the PPE industry in both the industrial and medical sectors. Warneke holds a BS in mechanical engineering, specializing in manufacturing and commercialization, from California Polytechnic State University.


Alan Ferguson, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.

Ferguson covers worker safety for Safety+Health.




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