The suicide rate in construction is over four times greater than the rate in the general population. There are many unique factors that cause these high numbers, and it’s important contractors understand what they can do to help reduce this problem.
A Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Blog for the Construction Industry by Bob Swanson
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As a company leader your words are powerful and impactful because of your position within your company and within the industry. What you say can have a positive or negative impact and the same applies to what you don’t say. Your employees watch and react to both your verbal and non-verbal communication.
Safety is a great example of what I’m talking about. It’s a critical topic for every company, but how important is it to you as a leader? Do you attend and participate in your annual company safety meeting, or do you have more important things to do? Do your company’s safety standards apply to all employees, or do you tolerate safety violations from your most productive employees because they “make money” for the company?