Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program that was created as a way to combat Ohio’s opioid overdose epidemic. Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (heroin or prescription pain medications). When administered during an overdose, Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and quickly restores breathing.
Project DAWN kits are free. The kit includes:
- 2 - 4mg doses of Narcan Nasal Spray
- 1 pair of nitrile gloves
- 1 face shield
- 1 educational DVD
- 1 educational booklet
The Alliance for Patient Medication Safety™ (APMS™) is a federally-listed Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The mission of APMS is to encourage a culture of safety by providing recommendations on best practices and workflow processes designed to reduce medication errors, improve medication use and minimize patient risk.
Pharmacists Mutual is OPA's exclusively endorsed provider of insurance products and services.
RxPATROL will gather information from pharmacy theft reports and serve as a clearing house to disseminate pertinent leads to the law enforcement community.
Phone Number: (614) 466-4143
Ohio Pharmacists Association trusts and proudly endorses CareWorks Comp as their recommended Third Party Administrator for Ohio workers’ comp. We’ve been partnered for over 20 years and through our partnership CareWorks Comp has saved our members hundreds of thousands of dollars. Last year alone, OPA members saved $123,211, a 308% return on their investment when they’ve work with CareWorks Comp.
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For a no-cost, no-obligation analysis of your potential savings, please complete the online “Temporary Authorization to Review Information Form” by hitting the button below.
Program Director, Meridith Whitsel
Hi, my name is Meridith Whitsel and I am OPA’s dedicated resource for Ohio workers’ comp. I have worked closely with employers to deliver results they can see and feel. I know Ohio workers’ comp can be complex and costly, but my hope is to bring clarity and support to the system. I look forward to meeting you and working with you. Please feel free to reach out to me any time with any workers’ comp needs.
BWC Safety Council Suspended for 2020 Policy Year
In light of the difficult and unusual times, the Ohio BWC will not be offering a rebate for participation nor the performance rebate (for those eligible) to employers who participate in the BWC Safety Council program.
Covid-19 and OSHA Recordable
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), COVID-19 can be a recordable illness if a worker is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties. (Please see newsletter for more details)
Generation Rx educates people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications.
These articles contain Workplace Safety information.
This year the most common type injury for our group members has been identified as Sprains & strains of the back. This article contains specific information to help you prevent this type of injury.
The DSH training center offers a variety of courses addressing:
- Industrial safety
- Construction safety
- Industrial hygiene
- Safety management
- Risk management
All courses are offered on an open-enrollment basis to eligible Ohio businesses. Courses are designed to emphasize practical application of safety principles, development of a safety culture, current and proposed standards for regulatory compliance, risk and BWC programs.
Ohio BWCGroup-Experience/Retrospective Rating Requirements/Program
The ultimate key to controlling workers’ compensation costs lies in preventing workplace accident in the first place. The Ohio BWC can help employers do that. The 2017-2018 Safety Services Catalog describes the collection of free programs, services and resources available to help keep employees safe.
The link above is to the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy's Background Check Summary for Pharmacy Technicians (6/4/2019).
Membership, meeting and organization information for the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy