Construction is a stressful occupation.  The work is tough and often entails intense physical labor performed in dangerous conditions.  Adding to the stress is the fact that employment is often temporary and precarious.  These factors are having a significant impact on the well-being of construction workers: 

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate for men in construction is four times higher than the overall suicide rate.
  • A new study shows that construction workers are much more likely than people in other professions to misuse opioids, cocaine, and marijuana. 
  • One study found that one in five construction workers struggle with mental health issues.
  • Chronic pain and depression have high comorbidity rates with 85% of chronic pain sufferers also experiencing depression.

The CCS (Coalition for Construction Safety) Roundtable will address how we can improve and enhance the well-being of our workforce.

The keynote speaker will be renowned international speaker Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas who will present "Suicidology 101".  She will address why the construction industry should care about discussing this difficult subject, as well as share comprehensive strategies for workplaces and success stories. 

Ann Beal and Greg Kosater of IMCS Group will present on how injuries can impact the brain and how the proper therapy can help with workers' comp case management including how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help create goal-oriented treatment, as well as how to self-treat after therapy sessions are completed.  Beal and Kosater will share information on an Albertson's/Safeway study on how CBT improves workers' compensation outcomes.

The CCS Roundtable will be held:

WHEN:    Thursday, February 13 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:   Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport
COST:       $99 - includes a hot breakfast buffet. 

To register for the CCS Roundtable, visit Mental Wellness.

We hope you can join us for this important educational and networking event!


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