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May 17, 2018

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Challenging mental health in construction

In the latest of its series of Safety Bytes videos Martin Coyd, Head of Health & Safety at Mace, talks about the challenge of mental health in construction.

Within the video Martin discusses the challenges faced within the construction industry on the mental health agenda. Why do workers in the construction industry have higher rates of mental health problems?

How can we improve wellbeing in the workplace?

Is increased legislation the solution to tackle poor mental health in the workplace?

He outlines what next steps the construction industry need to take.

Mace is an international consultancy and construction company, founded and built on exceptional people, a commitment to service excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit.

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Dom Cooper
Dom Cooper
5 years ago

No one yet has linked actual construction work to poor MH. There are a lot of people who happen to work construction who have committed suicide, but the link to the work has not been made – not even by the ONS! Main causes of suicide are low economic status, long-term ill-health, family history of suicide, divorce and separation from kids. None of these are specific to construction! Some say job insecurity and itinerant life-style May play a part. The construction industry has been so since it began. It would be interesting to back over the stats for the past… Read more »

Dominic Cooper
Dominic Cooper
5 years ago

And today we learn the construction industry has had a 12 percent increase in fatalities in 2017/8. The construction industry needs to focus on eliminating serious injuries and fatalities NOT MH