CPWR, the Center for Construction Research and Training, will host the webinar “Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry: Know the Signs and Help a Life,” Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. EST. Panelists are set to include NASCAR driver Daniel Dye and his “Race to Stop Suicide” (https://racetostopsuicide.com) team for a conversation about the issues that can lead to suicidal thoughts and how to recognize the signs of depression and feelings of hopelessness in colleagues, employees and loved ones.
Panelists will share their own experiences with mental health, engaging in suicide prevention activities in the workplace, and breaking down barriers in an industry that does not always welcome open conversation about people’s emotions. Attendees will walk away with ideas to help reduce stigma and save lives and will learn more about mental health resources for the construction industry, according to event organizers.
Other panelists will include: Raffi F. Elchemmas, executive director, Safety, Health and Risk Management, Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA); Alexander M. Kopp, director of environmental health and safety, The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC); Randy Dye, chairman, Race to Stop Suicide; Kevin Striegle, manager, Daniel Dye Racing, and Race to Stop Suicide; Justin Crandol, MS, CSP, ARM, CRIS, director of safety, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA); Wesley L. Wheeler, SMS, CESCP, executive director of safety, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA); and Justin Azbill, director, national environment, health and safety, Milwaukee Tool and board member, Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP).
Moderating the event will be Chris Trahan Cain, CIH, executive director, CPWR.
For more information and to register, visit https://www.cpwr.com/news-and-events/informational-webinar-series.