National/State Resources

Pharmacy Resources

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

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

State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy

Phone Number: (614) 466-4143



Ohio Pharmacists Association trusts and proudly endorses CareWorks Comp as their recommended Third Party Administrator for Ohio workers’ comp.  We’ve been partnered for over 20 years and through our partnership CareWorks Comp has saved our members hundreds of thousands of dollars. Last year alone, OPA members saved $123,211, a 308% return on their investment when they’ve work with CareWorks Comp.

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Program Director, Meridith Whitsel

Meredith Whitsel Careworks CompHi, my name is Meridith Whitsel and I am OPA’s dedicated resource for Ohio workers’ comp. I have worked closely with employers to deliver results they can see and feel. I know Ohio workers’ comp can be complex and costly, but my hope is to bring clarity and support to the system. I look forward to meeting you and working with you. Please feel free to reach out to me any time with any workers’ comp needs.


BWC Safety Council Suspended for 2020 Policy Year

In light of the difficult and unusual times, the Ohio BWC will not be offering a rebate for participation nor the performance rebate (for those eligible) to employers who participate in the BWC Safety Council program.

Covid-19 and OSHA Recordable

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), COVID-19 can be a recordable illness if a worker is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties. (Please see newsletter for more details)

OPA - CareWorksComp Program


CareWorks Comp Training

CareWorks Newsletter

BWC News December 2020

2020 Employer Dividend

Safety Resources

BWC Dividends and Masks FAQs

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 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 Safety Services Catalog describes the collection of free programs, services and resources available to help keep employees safe.

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).