Violence is behaviour causing harm by the use of force. The World Health Organization (WHO) divides violence into three-sub types which include self-directed violence, interpersonal violence and collective violence. Exposure to violence can have a lasting impact on a person’s physical, mental and emotional health. Violence has been linked to an increased risk of substance abuse, mental illness, as well as chronic and infectious diseases.



PHO Rounds: Opioid Toxicity Among Ontarians Who Worked in the Construction Industry

This session will summarize the key findings of the report and the implications for practice by first providing an overview of the report findings. This will be followed by a discussion on opportunities to tailor strategies that aim to prevent harm and better support people who use drugs in the construction industry. Participants are invited to engage in the facilitated question and answer period at the end, to discuss findings.

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Updated 12 April 2019