Resources for construction employers
The construction industry has the second highest rate of suicide in the United States at 53.3 per 100,000 workers according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). In the U.S. there are approximately 123 suicides per day that breaks down to one death every 12 minutes. (SafeBuild Alliance)
It will take all of us to prevent suicide. Luckily, there are many resources to help employers effectively support mental wellness among their workers.
SafeBuild Alliance has created resources with action steps for employers:
Suicide prevention videos you can share:
- From Construction Center of Excellence, featuring Cal Beyer, construction industry suicide prevention advocate
- From RK, featuring RK Safety Manager Tom Alvarez, RK General Superintendent Michelle Brown and RK Vice President and COO Jon Kinning
Other organizations with resources: