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Bitter Pill

Alarm bells are sounding in contractor and construction circles as the country’s opioid addiction and overdose crisis expands. An at-risk workforce has employers and unions on high alert.

The world that electrical workers and others in construction inhabit presents a maze of threats to physical well-being. Exposure to slips and falls, electric shock and burns, strikes by objects, repetitive use injuries, sprains and chronic joint aches and pains comes with the territory on job sites. (Fig. 1).

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