Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine suicide prevention in the construction industry. This week, September 5-9, 2022, is Construction Suicide Prevention Week. OSHA created this week back in 2020 in partnership with many sponsors in the construction […]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and in the United States, we are in the midst of an opioid crisis and a suicide epidemic, on top of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Every year, approximately 47,000 Americans die by suicide. It is a preventable public health problem and one of the leading causes of death across […]
Most of us go to our jobs each day without ever thinking a coworker won’t be coming in because he or she took their own life. Tragically, it is becoming more common—the suicide rate is at its highest point in 50 years in the U.S.
Could any of your employees be considering suicide? Could they be planning to do it at the office or on the jobsite? It’s a prospect no one wants to consider, but workplace suicides can and do happen.