Shining Light on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry

When:  Jan 28, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Philadelphia, PA

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Shining Light on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry

CFMA Philadelphia, South Jersey, Central PA, and Delaware: Joint Event Webinar


Thursday, January 28, 2021

11:00am-12:30pm ET - Presentation

12:30pm-1:00pm ET - Q&A

via Zoom


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. The uncertainty of COVID-19 created major stress, anxiety, fear and worries among workers and their families. Learn how a culture of caring and wellbeing can reduce the serious risks of mental health, substance misuse and suicide. This session focuses on WHY these topics are an imperative for construction leaders at all levels. Learn stigma reduction strategies what you and your company can do to help promote mental wellbeing and reduce risk of suicide among your workforce and our industry. 


This session will:

  • 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 
  • Share resources for employers to address these topics with employees and families


Presented by:

Cal Beyer, CWP, SCTPP

Vice President; Workforce Risk & Worker Wellbeing; CSDZ, a Holmes Murphy Company

  • Over 30 years' experience in construction safety/health, wellness and risk management.
  • He worked for a contractor in WA & OR with manufacturing and construction operations from 2014-2020.
  • He launched the construction industry mental health and suicide prevention movement in 2014 while working for a contractor in WA state
  • He serves with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention since 2010
    • Co-Chair of the Workplace Task Force (2015-2017)
    • Executive Committee since 2016.
  • He serves on the Expert Advisory Group of the Center for Workplace Mental Health
  • Recognized by Engineering-News Record (ENR) as a Top 25 Newsmaker for 2016 for his work with suicide prevention
  • Authored/co-authored over 75 industry articles in manufacturing and construction



Joint-event with the South Jersey, Central Pennsylvania, and Delaware Chapters of CFMA.


We encourage participants of chapters within the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond to attend!


Space is limited - register today!



Attendees qualify for 1.5 hours of CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge (PA) and (NJ)

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Andrea Bower
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