OSHA Releases Suicide Prevention Website for Construction Industry

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According to a 2016 study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the construction industry sadly ranks first in total suicides and second in suicide rate compared to all other industries in the United States. In response, OSHA has recently published a webpage with resources to help prevent suicides in the construction industry.

At the top of the new “Preventing Suicides” webpage are three suicide prevention lifelines:

In addition to the lifelines above, OSHA also included resources from trusted sources about suicide prevention and opioid deaths, like the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), the CDC’s Suicide Prvention Webpage, and Construction Working Minds, among others.

The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention is another great resource for suicide prevention, as well. More than 75 industry groups, including Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), banded together in 2016 to create the CISP to better address mental health issues among construction workers.

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