The Fentanyl and High Potency Drugs Operational Safety Training Course™

Dangers of Potential Exposure (DOPE) in the Workplace™

Are you or do you have the potential to be accidentally exposed to high potency drugs in the workplace? Do you know the risks associated with fentanyl or its analogues? Are appropriate measures in place to safely handle, process and secure found or seized high potency drugs? Do you know what actions to take in case of unprotected contact or medical emergency? This course provides understanding of the dangers of fentanyl and high potency drugs, precautions for workplace protection of personnel, and how respond in emergencies.


  • Basics of opiate and fentanyl chemistry and pharmacology

  • Emergence of the opioid epidemic and fentanyl in the United States

  • National and state-level patterns of law enforcement fentanyl encounters community overdoses

  • Contribution of fentanyl to the rise in drug deaths

  • Legal and illicit supply chains and implications for potential exposure

  • Exposure dynamics in workplace settings

  • Exposure and health risk assessment

  • Protection practices for various exposure scenarios and settings

  • Decontamination practices

  • Symptoms of overexposure

  • Emergency response


Public Price Per Attendee
$495.00 Early Bird (effective until 14 calendar days before course date)

10% discount for registrations of 3 or more

In-House Price Per Attendee
Please Inquire (minimum registrations apply and may include additional charges for travel and customization).


1 Day

Dates and Locations

Registration cut-off 10 calendar days before event. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

Buffalo, NY - June 11, 2019
Cleveland, OH - June 13, 2019
Philadelphia, PA - June 18, 2019
Boston, MA - June 20, 2019

Also available for customized in-house presentations.


Dr. John Murphy

John is President of the REA companies in the United States, Canada and Barbados, Adjunct Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Toronto School of Public Health, and an occupational hygiene, health and safety consultant and instructor for military and law enforcement organizations.  He holds four degrees: Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Science in occupational hygiene, and Doctor of Philosophy degree in public health.  He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Registered Occupational Hygienist.  His unique expertise and perspective on the course topic has been gained through work as an advisor on fentanyl risk assessment and protective measures with national police, border services, and transport regulatory agencies.