NCHBA is partnering with NAHB and the Job-Site Safety Institute to launch a Member Mental Health and Wellness Initiative. As part of this initiative, over the next several weeks NCHBA will release new Toolbox Talks that provide simple, digestible action steps you can easily take to help yourself or those on your jobsite in regards to their mental health and resilience needs.
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Did you know that construction workers are particularly susceptible to mental health issues?
Construction can be a great job. There’s satisfaction working as a team to build places that people appreciate and use. Builders take pride in what they do, but there is also a lot of stress on the job.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists construction as one of the jobs with the highest rate of death by suicide and substance abuse.
More construction workers die by suicide each day than all workplace-related fatalities combined, with a rate of 43.5 suicides per 100,000 workers, second only to the mining and oil/gas extraction industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated mental health issues across the country.
For tips on how to speak with workers on a jobsite about mental health, use this toolbox talk as a reference guide.
NCHBA is partnering with NAHB, the ASAE Research Foundation and the Job-Site Safety Institute to start to change the culture in the construction industry around mental health awareness.