Suicide Prevention Week

Posted on Sep 1, 2023 in Main

Every year, during September – National Suicide Prevention Month – the construction industry dedicates a week (September 4-8th) to raising awareness about the unique challenges workers face that lead to suicide and what everyone can do to prevent it.

Worker suicides are particularly concerning for the construction industry. The suicide rate for construction workers is 4 times higher than in the general population, due in large part to work-related stresses such as seasonal work, demanding schedules and workplace injuries.

This is an issue that deeply impacts workers, their families, and our communities.


Resources

Visit www.constructionsuicideprevention.com to register for an event and get resources to help you talk with your employees and coworkers about this important issue. Talking about it may save someone’s life.

Visit osha.gov/preventingsuicides to learn more.

Visit osha.gov/workplace-stress to learn more.

Watch US Department of Labor “5 things to know about Suicide Prevention”