CPWR is offering a webinar in response to opioids’ impact on construction workers.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioids killed 47,600 people in 2017, and 35% of those involved a prescription opioid. Construction workers are among the segments of the U.S. population opioids have hit hardest. Recent state-level studies of opioid overdose deaths show that construction workers are six to seven times more likely to die of an overdose than workers in other professions.

Opioid Use & Worksite Overdose Fatalities in the Construction Industry: A Look at the Data and CPWR Resources & Efforts

Date: Thursday, February 27th, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3pm ET




  • Chris Trahan Cain, Executive Director, CPWR
  • Sue Dong, Director of the Data Center, CPWR

Learn more about the issue, those workers who died of an overdose on worksites, and gaps in our understanding of the impact of opioids on construction workers during Sue Dong’s review of CPWR’s recent Quarterly Data Report. Then hear from Chris T. Cain about CPWR’s resources and efforts to address this hazard.

Read Sue Dong’s recent Quarterly Data Report: