Tag: Opioids

Listen to Industry Experts Discuss the Opioid Crisis in Construction

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Listen to Industry Experts Discuss the Opioid Crisis in Construction

In the latest episode of the Builders Mutual podcast, Building Progress, Tina Hill, director of workers’ compensation claims at Builders Mutual, and NAHB VP David Jaffe talk about the challenges facing people struggling with or recovering from opioid addiction, and how the crisis in construction continues.

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COVID-19 Creates New Challenges for Workers Suffering from Opioid Addiction

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COVID-19 Creates New Challenges for Workers Suffering from Opioid Addiction

Individuals with opioid use disorder may be at increased risk for the most adverse consequences of COVID-19 due to the drugs’ effects on respiratory and pulmonary health.

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Opioids Still a Critical Issue for Home Builders at IBS

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Opioids Still a Critical Issue for Home Builders at IBS

The industry is still facing the acute challenges of a drug crisis while simultaneously grappling with labor shortages. A key focus of NAHB is to directly address opioid misuse and get workers safely back to work.

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New NAHB Resources on Opioids Include Podcast Episodes

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New NAHB Resources on Opioids Include Podcast Episodes

NAHB has rolled out more resources for home builders, subcontractors, and others in the industry to combat the national opioid epidemic. Part of NAHB’s Making it Your Business campaign, the resources include two new episodes of the podcast series, “A Constructive Response to the Opioid Epidemic.”

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Resources to Help Home Builders Address Opioid Abuse Now Available through NAHB

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Resources to Help Home Builders Address Opioid Abuse Now Available through NAHB

NAHB recently released resources to help residential construction companies address the opioid crisis facing the home building industry. The initiative, “Opioids in the Home Building Industry: Making it Your Business,” provides materials available to anyone in the home building and construction industries.

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Study Shows Massachusetts Opioid Deaths Highest Among Construction Workers

Filed in Safety by on August 9, 2018 1 Comment
Study Shows Massachusetts Opioid Deaths Highest Among Construction Workers

Workers in the construction industry are six times more likely to die of an opioid overdose than the average worker and account for nearly a quarter of all overdose deaths among the working population.

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