“Work safely. Go home safely.” 
The National Framers Council develops and implements
best practices to help ensure framers leave the jobsite
each day in the same health as they arrived.

Suicide Prevention Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that suicides are rising among the whole population, with male construction workers having the highest rate of suicide in the U.S. Dr. Debra Houry, director of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, points out that increasing suicide rates is a concerning trend that impacts the American workforce. “Knowing who is at greater risk for suicide can help save lives through focused prevention efforts,” says Dr. Houry.

Understanding that the construction industry is at greater risk emphasizes the importance of suicide prevention awareness and the resources available. The Construction Financial Management Association established the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention, a nonprofit organization to focus these efforts and provide information and resources. For more information about the Alliance and to download free flyers, posters, and other resources, visit their suicide prevention webpage.

These issues can be difficult to discuss in the workplace, so consider posting helpline information to provide support to your employees. OSHA’s suicide prevention webpage also provides links to a variety of resources and directs people dealing with work-related stress to get confidential support through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Top Resources

This nonprofit organization, established by the Construction Financial Management Association, focuses on suicide prevention awareness and provides numerous resources including free downloadable flyers and posters.

OSHA's website provides links to a variety of resources and directs people dealing with work-related stress to get confidential support through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Best Practices

These issues can be difficult to discuss in the workplace, so consider posting helpline information to provide support to your employees.