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State Health Officials Take Steps to Reduce Opioid-Related Deaths Among Trades

These workers make up a group that has seen the most opioid-related deaths, Cleveland.com reported.

Mon November 20, 2017 - National Edition
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In 2013, Massachusetts-based health workers who were part of the Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition saw a trend in local death logs that showed workers across many different trades dying from opioid overdoses.
In 2013, Massachusetts-based health workers who were part of the Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition saw a trend in local death logs that showed workers across many different trades dying from opioid overdoses.

Massachusetts health workers are using hard hat stickers, carpenter's pencils, sports radio advertisements and more to reach out to opioid-addicted trade workers.

These workers make up a group that has seen the most opioid-related deaths, Cleveland.com reported.

In 2013, Massachusetts-based health workers who were part of the Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition saw a trend in local death logs that showed workers across many different trades dying from opioid overdoses. The Coalition dug further, and found that these workers made up 42 percent of opioid-related deaths in six suburbs around Boston, Cleveland.com reported.

Another organization in Barnstable County, Mass., looked at 281 opioid-related deaths in their area from 2010 to 2014, and found that although they made up of only 14 percent of the workforce, construction workers accounted for 38 percent of the fatalities, Cleveland.com reported.




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