Suicide in Construction: What You Need to Know
We all work in an industry that is heavily focused on safety. However, we are often neglecting an important topic that can positively impact the safety, wellness and productivity of our workforce: mental health. This is an epidemic among our workforce, and yet it’s preventable. That’s why PHCC has joined the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
This Alliance brings together many industry associations to spread the word on this critical topic, which was brought to the forefront recently by a CDC study on Suicide Rates by Occupational Group ranking construction as #1 in number of suicide deaths and #2 in suicide rate.
Through this partnership, many resources on this topic are now available to you on the Alliance Web Page, including posters for workplace/jobsites and articles where you can learn more on why construction is such an at-risk industry.
Please take the time to review this potentially life-saving information.