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Creating a Culture of Caring: Suicide Prevention in Construction

December 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mental health is an invisible crisis in construction. Nationally in the construction industry more workers die annually by suicide than by all other occupational injuries combined. The uncertainty of COVID-19 creates major stress, anxiety, fear and worries among workers and their families. Learn how a culture of caring and wellbeing can reduce the serious risk of suicide.

This session focuses on WHY these topics are an imperative for construction leaders at all levels. Learn what you and your company can do to help promote mental wellbeing and reduce risk of suicide among your workforce and our industry. The BTEA and MCAP have tackled the issues of opioids and substance use disorders. Now join us to take on suicide prevention.

Learning Objectives
• Demonstrate how to break the stigma of mental health and suicide
• Illustrate why mental health and suicide prevention are workplace issues
• Identify the industry and demographic risk factors that lead to suicide
• Share resources for employers to address these topics with employees and families

Speaker Biography:
Cal Beyer. CWP; Vice President; Workforce Risk & Worker Wellbeing
• Works in national role for CSDZ, a Holmes Murphy Company
• Over 30 years as safety/health and risk management professional; dedicated to construction since 1996
• Launched mental health & suicide prevention initiative in construction industry in 2014 while working for a contractor in WA state
• Served with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention since formation in 2010
• Recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as a Top 25 Newsmaker for 2016 for work with suicide prevention


December 16, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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