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SUICIDE PREVENTION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Suicide is a serious problem in the construction industry. Construction has the 2nd highest rate of suicides among all occupations. It is a high stress job that has high rates of alcohol and drug use, as well as a “tough guy” culture.
AGC of Missouri is committed to offering our members the necessary tools and resources to help save lives. Mental health needs to be a part of the safety conversation.
AGCMO is working collaboratively with other supporting parties throughout OSHA Region 7 to provide mental health resources, as well as, Construction Suicide Prevention Campaign materials and Stand-down event registration for your worksite.
Hardhat stickers and pocket coins are available.
Please contact Brandon Anderson (636.887.5207).
On August 25, 2020, we hosted a joint Human Resource Forum and Safety & Health Forum focused on Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry on August 25, 2020. We covered a lot of material and left the meeting excited about what is to come and the positive impact this movement will have on the construction industry; click here to view the meeting recording and check out the slides here.