Start Date: 11/18/2021 1:00 PM EST
End Date: 11/18/2021 2:00 PM EST
Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Shining Light on Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
Mental health is an invisible crisis in construction. Before the pandemic, construction had issues with mental health, substance misuse, and suicide. The uncertainty of COVID-19 created major stress, anxiety, and worries among workers and their families. Nationally in the construction industry, more workers die annually by suicide than by all occupational injuries combined.
Learn how a culture of caring and wellbeing can reduce the serious risks of substance misuse and suicide. This session focuses on WHY these topics are an imperative for construction leaders at all levels. Learn what you and your organization can do to help promote mental wellbeing and reduce risk of suicide among your workforce and our industry.
- Demonstrate how to break the stigma of mental health and suicide
- Illustrate why mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention are workplace issues
- Highlight action steps to address these issues in your company with your workforce
Cal Beyer, CWP, SCTPP
is Vice President of Workforce Risk & Worker Wellbeing for CSDZ, a Holmes Murphy company. CSDZ specializes in construction insurance, surety and risk management. He serves on the Executive Committee of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention; the Expert Advisory Group of the Center for Workplace Mental Health; and the Lived Experience Advisory Committee of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Cal is a past national officer and Executive Committee member for the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). Cal was instrumental in the formation of the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Beyer can be reached at cbeyer@CSDZ.com
or via cell phone at 651/307-7883.