Tue, Jul 26|
IBB Local 128
Managing An Opioid Poisoning Emergency by St. John Ambulance
Learn how you can save lives be reducing stigma, practicing harm reduction, and become trained to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid poisoning emergency.
Time & Location
Jul 26, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – Jul 27, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
IBB Local 128, 2413 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, ON P3A 2A9, Canada
About the Event
Across Canada, between January 2016 and September 2021, three out of four people dying from an opioid overdose were men, and 20-30% of those employed at the time of their death worked in construction or other skilled trades.
Physically demanding jobs may come with pain, injury and stress. This often leads to using substances to cope. People who use drugs may not reach out for help when they need it because they fear that they will be judged, get in trouble, or be seen as weak.
To bring awareness to this issue and help those who may be afraid to reach out for help when they need it, the Ontario Building Trades have partnered with St John’s Ambulance (SJA) in developing a construction-specific “Opioid Poisoning and Response Training” program.
Join us in person for this 2-hour, in-person class. We will cover how to reduce harmful stigma, harm reduction, and will teach you how to administer Naloxone to save a live in the event of an opioid poisoning emergency.
This training will take place in-person at IBB Local 128 (2413 Lasalle Blvd, Greater Sudbury, ON P3A 2A9). Spaces are limited so register today directly through Nicki Lavoie at IBB Local 128.