WEBINAR Suicide Prevention: Immediate Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Construction Workers

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WEBINAR Suicide Prevention: Immediate Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Construction Workers

September 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

With suicide rates being the highest in any industry –  3 times the national average in Canada – the construction industry faces a full-blown epidemic. This problem is exacerbated by a host of issues, including a “tough guy” culture with a stigma around discussing mental health, job-related chronic pain and job-related stress. Already facing a growing shortage of skilled labor and recognizing the irreplaceable value of life, employers like you cannot afford to wait until a worker suicide happens.


Construction employers need to act now by creating a supportive and open environment so that an employee in need can be identified, and then be able to understand and utilize the resources available to them to help. By investing and promoting the right mental health resources for your workers, through on-going and deliberate communication, and by building a company culture supportive of mental health concerns, employers can make a tremendous impact with their people, communities, and industry.


Join experts Joe Kopko and Wendy King from HUB International, and Greg Sizemore from the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention for a discussion on how construction companies can take immediate action to improve the mental well-being of their workers.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • Assessment – how to evaluate your company’s mental health and suicide prevention preparedness and culture.
  • Prevention – building mental health literacy and normalizing conversations around mental health and suicide.
  • Intervention – identifying warning signs and assisting employees who are at risk of suicide.
  • Support – ensuring you have the right support services in place.
  • Postvention – reintegrating workers who have attempted suicide and assisting those impacted by suicides.

Register now


September 29, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

 Employers can get up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to 10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training.