Safety and Health


SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK
SEPTEMBER 6–10, 2021

TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE LIVES.In 2020, a mission-driven group of volunteers from across the construction industry came together with the goal of saving lives. They collaborated to launch the inaugural Suicide Prevention Week for the industry — a week dedicated to raising awareness about the higher-than-average number of suicides in the construction industry, and to providing resources to help prevent those deaths.Every year, during September — National Suicide Prevention Month — the construction industry will dedicate a week to raising awareness about the unique challenges workers face in construction that lead to suicide and what we can do to prevent it. Together, we can save lives.
REGISTER YOUR COMPANY’S PARTICIPATIONUse the resources provided to plan activities with your workers during Suicide Prevention Week, and let us know how you participated. Participating companies will receive an OSHA-recognized, industry-endorsed certificate of participation and badge you can display on your website and social media.
RESOURCES TO SAVE LIVESWhen it comes to preventing suicide, the idea of where to start can be overwhelming. We’ve compiled a library of resources to help you get started — from videos to websites to toolbox talks and much more, we have what you need to put a program together for your workplace that could save lives.

www.constructionsuicideprevention.com


Ken McDaniel, owner of Syntax Safety Systems 
kenmacsyntax@gmail.com
cell: 816-606-5323

SMACNA-KC would like to announce a new partnership with Syntax Safety Systems to handle SMACNA-KC Contractor Members’ safety needs. With the retirement of Steve Ratliff, we decided to secure a contract with a safety consulting firm to continue to be able to assist our members with their safety needs.

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