The severity of suicide in the construction industry has been reinforced by a CDC study that ranks construction as the top industry in number of suicide deaths and second-highest in suicide rate per 100,000 employees. While we have come a long way in elevating the conversation about incorporating mental wellness and suicide prevention into daily operations, we must now shift the focus to educate organizations with practical and impactful tools. This session will review the risk factors for suicide inherent to the construction industry, discuss some of the warning signs, provide tools and resources available on websites and various mental health organizations, and identify training and programs. We will identify ways to bring executive management, field, and safety operations plus Human Resources into an integrated team to combat this issue. Participants will learn how to build a caring culture with a toolbox of support resources.
Demonstrate through case studies how to effectively handle different types of injury claims for best outcome for the company and injured employee.
Understand how a company’s finances and reputation can be impacted by an injury claim.
Examine how these impacts can be minimized by changing the way that the injury is handled.
Identify common pitfalls experienced in injury claims during the reporting, treatment and return to work process and how to avoid them.
Provide best practices to be prepared to best deal with an injury if it happens including policies, procedures, supervisor training and provider relationships.