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BFHD has been tracking drug overdose deaths in our community through the Overdose Data Power BI Dashboard. In 2020, the Construction, Trade and Labor Industry saw a 100% increase in overdose deaths and has maintained the highest incidence of overdose deaths of any occupation since 2016. The construction industry has one of the highest injury rates in the U.S., and opioids have commonly been prescribed to construction workers to treat the pain caused by these occupational injuries. Since use of opioids has led to addiction and overdose deaths, it is important for workers to understand the risks, alternatives, and resources to prevent an overdose.

Anyone can help save a life through a legal medicine known as naloxone (commonly called Narcan). Naloxone is a medication that may stop an opioid overdose, including those caused by fentanyl. With a statewide standing order, Washington residents can get naloxone at pharmacies across the state without a prescription.

Work Zone Awareness: Keeping Workers Safe in the Zone

Accidents in work zones continue to occur at alarming rates. Recognizing the dangers of distracted driving in highway work zones is a key element to keeping workers safe. In addition, implementing controls and safety strategies as well as embracing new technologies for the work zone can help reduce work zone accidents and fatalities.

Women in Construction

Construction has historically been a challenging industry for women to enter, grow and succeed. A growing number of construction companies are recognizing the importance of spotlighting the hard work and positive effect that women have on the industry’s workforce.

Creating a gender-inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for men and women on the worksite is not only a best practice but will improve construction organizations’ ability to successfully recruit and retain female workers.  Here are some strategies on how to create a safe and inclusive work environment…

Catastrophic Events Challenge Builder’s Risk — and Washington’s Builders Themselves

Recent increases in catastrophes have made it more expensive to secure builder’s risk coverage for job sites, says Bill Bates at insurance brokerage Hub International Washington. Washington’s builders need to position themselves as best-in-class risks and carefully consider their insurance needs before taking on future projects….

Washington’s construction insurance brokerage Hub International recently published their risk and insurance outlook for the construction industry. Hub says that agility and creativity are key to managing shortages and building profits for the future.  Learn about construction market trends and insurance rate changes for 2023.

Construction site safety in the tri-cities is a big concern.

As a result, OSHA is stepping up its enforcement efforts around excavation and trenching safety and heat-related illnesses. With a push to inspect worksites for violations and an impending standard for protecting workers from heat, insurance brokerage Hub International Washington has created a blog to help educate the construction industry.

The annual Moss Adams Construction Industry Salary Report is a useful tool for contractors in the United States to measure their employee compensation against industry peers and prepare their strategies for the years ahead. This complimentary report covers a range of topics impacting construction industry professionals, including:

  • Comprehensive salary and benefits data for executives and industry specific personnel
  • Trends in salary and bonus structures
  • Salary differentials by revenue size and geographic region