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For construction professionals, pain often goes well beyond the chronic physical aches and exhaustion that are par for the course to those exerting years of backbreaking labor. CDC studies show that — more than any other occupation — these workers are suffering from a serious mental health crisis, resulting in a rate of suicide that is nearly four times greater than the national average and five times more than all other construction-related deaths combined.

Add to that the overwhelming stress of the coronavirus pandemic, and you’ve got a recipe for tragedy on tap, one that left unchecked has the power to dent the enormous strides in worker safety the field has achieved over the last two decades.

Our own Cal Beyer, VP of Workforce Risk & Mental Wellbeing, talks about this in an article in Fieldwire titled “Coronavirus & Construction: How to Support Your Team’s Mental Health.”