Suicide Webinar

Thursday, September 8th at 1:00 PM (1 hour)

Webinar on Preventing Suicide in the Construction Industry

Mental health is a growing concern in the construction industry. A 2020 report from the CDCshows that suicide among the U.S. working-age population is increasing, and that construction and extraction occupations have the highest rates of death by suicide in any occupational group. The first step in addressing this is talking about it. Join us during National Suicide Prevention Month and Construction Suicide Prevention Week to learn more about the impact of suicide, signs and symptoms to be aware of, and contributing factors such as high rates of opioid use disorder. Panelists will also share information about efforts undertaken and available resources from CPWR– The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), OSHA, Missouri AFL-CIO, the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP), and others.

Moderator: Jessica Bunting, MPH, Research to Practice (r2p) Director, CPWR; Member, Board of Trustees, CIASP


  • John Gaal, EdD, CHW, Worker Wellness Director - Missouri Works Initiative (Mo AFL-CIO)

  • Karena Lorek, Area Director, OSHA Kansas City Area Office

  • Christopher Rodman, MPH, Opioid Projects Coordinator, CPWR

Click here to register and submit questions for our panelists in advance.