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A first responder is a person with specialized training who is the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency. Often when we think of first responders, we think of law enforcement, paramedics, and firefighters.
Recently, Ontario, Canada updated its Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) standards to mandate that certain employers equip their offices with naloxone kits. This medication, which is known by the brand name Narcan, can be used to save the life of a person experiencing an opioid overdose. According to Ontario’s public health website, they have seen