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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: May 23, 2022 11:31 AM
From: Senator John I. Kane and Sen. Camera Bartolotta, Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione
To: All Senate members
Subject: 2022 Construction Opioid Awareness Week Resolution
We are preparing to introduce a resolution recognizing the last full week in July (July 25-29, 2022) as “Construction Opioid Awareness Week.”

As you may know, the construction industry, which involves physically demanding labor and employs an older workforce, is particularly hard-hit by issues related to opioid and prescription drug abuse. To combat this, many Pennsylvania construction organizations provide construction companies, labor organizations and communities in general with educational resources to promote awareness of the problem (and potential solutions) to help the construction industry.  The plan is to focus our efforts on the last full week in July – the height of construction season.

The following organizations are dedicated to making this week positive in our opioid epidemic battle: Keystone Contractors Association, National Safety Council, Pennsylvania Building & Construction Trades Council, Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, Laborers International Union of North America – Pennsylvania Council, National Utility Contractors Association Pennsylvania, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association – Pennsylvania Chapter, Pennsylvania Builders Exchange, Architectural Glass and Metal Association, Ironworker Employers Association of Western Pennsylvania, General Building Contractors Association, Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania, National Electrical Contractors Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter, Mechanical Contractors Association of America – Pennsylvania Chapters and American Subcontractors Association of Central Pennsylvania.

Our resolution will recognize these efforts by designating the week of July 25-29, 2022 as “Construction Opioid Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania.

Please join us in co-sponsoring this resolution.

Introduced as SR316