Isolation, uncertainty and a “culture of toughness” are some of the top factors contributing to these rates. One of the best ways to support safety and improve mental health on the job site is to empower construction workers to watch over one another and to learn how to address the problem. That’s where we want to help.
This National Suicide Prevention Week, September 5-11, MindForge is working to increase awareness of mental health and suicide prevention on the construction site by partnering with Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) and LivingWorks, two organizations determined to provide resources for suicide prevention and mental health promotion to create a zero suicide industry.
MindForge is now offering CIASP’s six-part Suicide Prevention video series for free and distributing information on LivingWork’s paid content to our users. The CIASP content will be provided to all MindForge users at no cost in order to support the company’s mission of achieving zero construction deaths on any job site. All content will be hosted indefinitely through our platform.
We are also proud to pilot this initiative with our partner, Jordan Foster Construction, who has already started distributing this training content to its team.
CIASP aims to better equip companies to adequately address mental health concerns and reduce the risk of suicide among the construction workforce. They are dedicated to changing the statistics surrounding suicide deaths in construction by educating and equipping organizations, industry service providers and construction professionals to STAND Up for suicide prevention and address it as a health and safety priority.
LivingWorks’ programs have been leading the field of suicide prevention for more than 35 years. Their 50+ peer-reviewed studies and government reports provide evidence and validation of participant learning, skill development, positive impact and understanding of how to co-create safety. The programs teach trainees to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and how to connect them with help and support.
How Construction Communication Technology Can Reduce Turnover
It’s officially summer, and construction has entered its peak busy season. Combined with a large number of backlogged construction projects from 2020 and a widespread shortage of workers, there is little time left in the day for your team to focus on training. However, ongoing training is a necessary part of keeping your workforce safe on the job site and ensuring projects continue moving on time and on budget.
With the MindForge platform, you’ll connect the home office with the front line and build a culture of safety and quality, reducing the number of workers comp claims and saving you money.