Construction workers employed by Joseph Miorelli and Co. will find a little something extra in their paychecks next week: A sticker with the message “Opioids: Warn me.”

Designed to prompt a conversation between construction workers and their doctors about addictive medication, the stickers are part of a statewide blitz aimed at an industry that’s losing an increasing number of members to the opioid crisis.

“We need to be proactive,” said Jon O’Brien, executive director of Keystone Contractors Association, which represents members across the state, including the Lehigh Valley.

The week of July 22 is “Construction Opioid Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania. Prompted by House Resolution 981, building trade companies will take part by talking to their employees about opioids and partnering with… Read the full story here: