CTV News: Ontario’s construction industry uniquely vulnerable to opioid-related deaths, new study reveals

“The reasons why construction workers in particular are vulnerable to dying of opioid-related causes are complex, Gomes said. One aspect is construction work can be inconsistent — a worker may have a lot of work in one month and be pulling double shifts, only to see that dry up a few weeks later. … On top of this, construction work is one of the most dangerous and physically-demanding industries. According to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC), construction work is the top industry to experience fatalities at work.”

Article: Ontario’s construction industry uniquely vulnerable to opioid-related deaths, new study reveals
Author: Alexandra Mae Jones
Date: July 28, 2022