The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is promoting several critical tools as part of its efforts for Construction Suicide Prevention Week. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of what steps can be taken to improve the mental health of construction professionals and how to identify the warning signs.
Several of the tools include OSHA’s Preventing Suicide resource page and a location where you can register your engagement in the effort.
In addition to OSHA’s efforts, the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention has developed the Needs Analysis & Implementation Tool to assist companies in evaluating how they safeguard workers and their mental health. The tool enables them to determine their level of preparedness for a mental health or suicide crisis. SMACNA also has several tools available for you to use in safeguarding the mental health of your employees.
According to OSHA, suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. It encourages that if you or anyone you know is in crisis, call the 988 hotline.