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Fentanyl: Health Risks and Exposure Prevention

Learning Day for Managers

The opioid crisis has become a serious reality in Canada, one that could affect anyone. In response to a recent increase in inquiries on this topic, an information session will be held on fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid at the forefront of this epidemic.

The Government of Canada takes the health and safety of public servants very seriously, and there has never been a more important time to discuss this issue. Four speakers from key-player departments on the opioid file will explore the health risks of fentanyl and ways to prevent exposure.

Register today—let's start the conversation.

Event Information

This information session is designed for all public servant groups and levels and is offered at no cost.


Date and Time:

July 14, 2017 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PDT)


Cpl. Derek Westwick, Response Coordinator NCO I/C Clandestine Laboratories Unit, Federal Serious and Organized Crime, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Richard Laing, Project Lead, Drug Analysis Service Laboratories, Health Canada

Brian Beech, Occupational Hygienist, Public Service Occupational Health Program, Specialized Health Services Directorate, Health Canada

Don Krawciw, Occupational Health Medical Officer, Public Service Occupational Health Program (BC), Health Canada


English with interpretation in French


Library Square, 300 West Georgia Street, Suite 400, Vancouver, British Columbia

Available across Canada by webcast


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