Concrete Talk | Mental Health Awareness

Thursday, June 01, 2023

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Presented by the IRMCA
Featuring Cal Beyer, CWP, SCTPP
Shining Light on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in Construction: Mental health is an invisible crisis in construction. Nationally in the construction industry, more workers die annually by suicide than by all occupational injuries combined. This session focuses on WHY these topics are imperative for construction leaders at all levels.

Learn how a culture of caring and well-being can reduce the serious risks of substance misuse and suicide. Learn what you and your company can do to help promote mental well-being and reduce the risk of suicide among your workforce and our industry.
Learning Objectives:
  • Demonstrate how to break the stigma of mental health and suicide
  • Illustrate why mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention are workplace issues
  • Identify the industry and demographic risk factors that lead to suicide
  • Outline action steps to address these issues in your organization
  • Obtain resources to share with workers and their families

Cal Beyer, CWP, SCTPP is Vice President of Workforce Risk & Worker well-being for Holmes Murphy & Associates. While working for a heavy/highway and paving contractor in the Pacific Northwest he launched the mental health and suicide prevention movement in the US construction industry in 2014. He serves on the Executive Committee of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention; the Expert Advisory Groups for MindWise Innovations and Youturn Health, and the Lived Experience Advisory Committee of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

Cal was instrumental in the formation of the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Engineering News-Record (ENR) recognized him as a Top 25 Newsmaker for 2016. The National Association of Home Builders presented him with an award for mental health industry advocacy in 2022. He is a frequent presenter at national construction conferences and a frequent contributor to construction industry publications.

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