USPS Handbook EL-801 Revision: First-Aid Kits

Effective June 7, 2018, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook EL-801, Supervisor’s Safety Handbook, to permit trained personnel to administer Narcan® nasal spray to employees suspected of experiencing an opioid overdose.

Handbook EL-801, Supervisor’s Safety Handbook

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8 General Safety Rules and Regulations
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8-6 First Aid
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8-6.2 First-Aid Kits

[Add a new fourth sentence to 8-6.2 to read as follows:]

***Exception: Trained and certified employees may administer Narcan in response to a suspected opioid overdose.***

The Postal Service will incorporate this revision into the next online update of Handbook EL-801, Supervisor’s Safety Handbook, which is available on the Postal Service PolicyNet website.

— Injury Compensation and Medical Services,
Employee Resource Management, 6-7-18

Source: USPS

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