National/State Resources

Pharmacy Resources

Alliance for Patient Medication Safety (APMS)

Pharmacy Quality CommitmentThe 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 Insurance Companies

Pharmacists MutualPharmacists Mutual is OPA's exclusively endorsed provider of insurance products and services.

Rx Patrol

RxPATROL will gather information from pharmacy theft reports and serve as a clearing house to disseminate pertinent leads to the law enforcement community.


State Agencies/Institutes

Project Dawn

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

Project Dawn Brochure
Project Dawn Flyer

State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy

Phone Number: (614) 466-4143

Generation Rx Initiative

Generation Rx educates people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications.

Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation - Lifting: a daily routine

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.

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Division of Safety & Hygiene Training Center

The DSH training center offers a variety of courses addressing:

  • Industrial safety
  • Construction safety
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Ergonomics
  • 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. 

Workplace Safety Information Articles

Ohio BWC 2017-2018 Safety Services Catalog

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.

Ohio BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene services

The most valuable asset your organization has is its employees. By improving safety and preventing incidents, you can protect your work force while reducing your workers' compensation costs.

Pharmacy Technician Background Check Information

The link above is to the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy's Background Check Summary for Pharmacy Technicians (6/4/2019).