With the opioid crisis hitting the construction industry hard, one state has begun to strike back.
The week of July 22 has been designated as “Construction Opioid Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania via House Resolution 981. During this time, contractors and trade companies have been encouraged to start the conversation with their workers about opioids, as well as partner with local police to collect any unused medication, The Morning Call reported.
The Breakdown–Take a look at these numbers:
In 2016, there were 10.3 million workers in the construction industry across the U.S.
In 2015, a survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration showed that 11.6 percent of construction workers (around 1.1 million) had used… Read the full story here: https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/state-steps-up-to-raise-opioid-awareness/41211