Addressing Mental Health in the Construction Industry
Lean requires “Respect for People” first and foremost. Respect for People takes many forms – diversity, equity in pay and equal opportunity, the physical health of workers, the intellectual health of workers, and last (but certainly not least) the emotional health and mental well-being of workers. Of these, mental health is talked about least.
For every 100,000 construction workers, 45.3 will end up committing suicide. This is compared to the national average of 14.2, which means that a person working in construction is 3.5 times more likely to take their own life when compared to other occupations. Colleagues in design and engineering lose 23.2 people for every 100,000workers – nearly 2 times the national average
This presentation will demonstrate how to introduce discussions and actions around mental health into our industry culture
This presentation was rated as one of the Top Presentations at the 25th LCI Congress in Detroit.
- Brittanie Campbell-Turner, American Family Insurance
- Sean Graystone, Fluor
- Dave Hagan, Devenney Group Ltd., Architects
- Henry Nutt, III, Southland Industries
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