Did you know…Construction workers have the highest rate of suicide in Colorado? Also, a 2020 study found that 83% of construction workers have experienced a mental health issue and that our suicide fatalities are 5x greater than all of OSHA’s Fatal Four combined.
The Fort Collins Chamber sponsored two of our five board members to attend Denver's 2022 Working Minds Summit. The summit was the first nationwide summit that brought construction industry leaders together to address the industry’s mental health challenges and suicide prevention.
Our board members are aware of this massive challenge within the industry. They were grateful to represent the NOCO CSP at this event and bring back helpful and valuable resources to our members.
Awareness and Information About the Problem
Awareness and Additional Information on Mental Health, Suicide, and Wellbeing
Laborers Health & Safety Fund Article - Supporting Workers’ Mental Health in 2022 and Beyond
Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) Article - Exposing the Construction Industry's Largest Challenge
Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Construction Industry Pulse Survey Results and Report
ENR Article - G. Brent Darnell: Transforming Alpha Males
Steel Erectors Association of America Article - Suicides in Construction Occur at Higher Rate than OSHA's Fatal Four
Opioids and Addiction
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Webpage - Opioids in the Home Building Industry: Making it Your Business
Resources to Help With the Problem
Construction Working Minds - Making Suicide Prevention a Health & Safety Priority
Construction Wellbeing Model - Build Wellbeing Together
Construction Safety Week - Resources for mental health, addiction recovery, and suicide prevention
MCAA - A construction industry blueprint - link broken
Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust, Inc - SMART MAP focuses on three essential treatment aspects for the mental health of our members and their families
Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention - Resources for suicide prevention and mental health promotion in construction with the goal of creating a zero-suicide industry
International Union Painters and allied trades (IUPAT) - Helping Hand Toolbox Talks in English and Spanish