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Building Trades Recovery Week: Coming Together to Save Lives

Building Trades Recovery Week: Coming Together to Save Lives

| June 18, 2019

In the third installment of High-Profile’s focus on the opioid epidemic in construction, Anastasia Barnes welcomed Tom S. Gunning to the Build Better Podcast. Gunning is the director of labor relations for the Building Trade Employers’ Association (BTEA) and the organizer of the Building Trades Recovery Week that took place in Boston from April 29 […]

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A Journey to Recovery with Jared Hesek and Pat Donovan

A Journey to Recovery with Jared Hesek and Pat Donovan

| April 25, 2019

by Emily Langner On episode 5 of High-Profile’s Build Better Podcast, Anastasia welcomed Jared Hesek and Pat Donovan of Karas & Karas Glass Company Inc., based in South Boston. Both Hesek and Donovan began working at the company through a unique program (later named the “Boston Phoenix Foundation”) created by David Argus. Argus started the […]

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BTEA Gears Up for Building Trades Recovery Week

BTEA Gears Up for Building Trades Recovery Week

| April 16, 2019

Boston – Building Trades Employers’ Organization (BTEA) is expecting a large turnout for the Building Trades Recovery Week, which is happening from April 29 to May 3. Thomas S. Gunning, the membership coordinator of BTEA, and John Ferrante, the associate executive director, are the organizers behind the week-long event. Recognized by the commonwealth of Massachusetts […]

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Above and Beyond: How One Man’s Vision is Transforming Lives

Above and Beyond: How One Man’s Vision is Transforming Lives

| April 3, 2019

by Emily Langner Earlier this year, the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) held a summit in Boston titled The Opioid Epidemic: Crisis in the Workplace. Over 170 representatives from the construction industry came together to learn more about the challenges of, and the solutions to, the epidemic that affects so many in the […]

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Industry Professionals Unite to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Industry Professionals Unite to Combat the Opioid Crisis

| January 31, 2019

by Emily Langner The construction industry has experienced the effects of the opioid crisis firsthand. Due to the physical demands of the job, injury rates are high compared with other industries, and, according to a 2018 report by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, opioid-related deaths for those employed in the construction and extraction occupation […]

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