Mental Health, Addiction and Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry
The construction industry is ranked one of the top nine industries at risk for suicide.
For years, contractors have been dumping smaller debris bins into larger trash dumpsters, either manually or by forklift. Many personnel have been injured: back strains, arms hurt, shoulder injuries, severed/lacerated fingers, pinch-point injuries, etc.
McKinstry, a national leader in designing, constructing and managing high-performance buildings, started a safety transformation journey in 2013 and has been making major company-wide changes to its program with the goal of being an industry leader by 2020. McKinstry is focused on becoming an industry leader through a variety of metrics and behaviors.
At Daimler in Portland, H-Posts were strategically placed at all perimeters of each floor and at each stair shaft, mechanical/electrical shaft, elevator shaft and roof top. This approach gave trades a way to protect themselves for both fall-restraint and fall-arrest. With the poured-in-place coil-insert sleeve, the H-post is anchored to new slab tops—providing fall-restraint through posts and guardrails, and anchor points for fall-arrest.
Zero incidents through collaboration.
Provide support for and encourage highly collaborative and innovative cultures to achieve incident-free workplaces. More...
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