Vancouver Island Construction Workers Add Overdose Treatment to Tool Kits

Vancouver Island’s construction industry wrapped up a series of workshops this week that taught workers about how to save colleagues and others from an opioid overdose.

The workshops In Victoria and Nanaimo followed recent reports of higher rates of overdose deaths among the construction trades in the U.S. and Canada.

“I have had first hand reports of tradespeople who have died,” Rory Kulmala. the CEO, of the Vancouver Island Construction Association, told On the Island host Gregor Craigie.