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The Health of America

Aug 23, 2019

Construction workers in Massachusetts are six times more likely to die from an opioid overdose than workers in any other profession. Overdoses are even happening more and more on the job. Who do you bring to the table to tackle a problem like that? Shawmut Design and Construction decided to speak out and ask for help. That help came from what might seem an unlikely source – their health insurer. But as they began to tackle the problem together, all the right building blocks were there. In this episode, we head to a construction site, where, until recently, addiction was a private struggle. That’s changing, thanks in part to the team who custom-designed a lifesaving kit for the industry.