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Date PostedJune 27, 2016

Mental Health Awareness – What The Construction Industry is Doing Right


Although workers in the construction industry are at a high risk of suffering from mental health problems, in the United States they are also leading the way when it comes to dealing with these issues.

The construction industry in The USA has taken notice of risk factors such as seasonal unemployment, long hours, and exhaustion which put construction workers at the top of the list for mental health problems and in response have developed the Construction Industry Blueprint.

This tool is meant to help managers put protective measures in place to reduce the risk of suicide. It also provides employers with strategies to educate and support their employees.

As employers some of the things we can do is, speak up about mental health and help employees detect issues early on. It’s also important to support employees attempts to get help for mental health problems.

Read more at http://www.forbes.com/sites/amymorin/2016/05/21/what-construction-workers-could-teach-other-industries-about-mental-health-awareness/#7d60fef89a23

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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